It’s expanding and getting worse.
Conditions are almost as bad as the 2007-08 drought, and we are rapidly headed that direction.
The area of ‘extreme’ drought expanded to cover almost 52% of Alabama this week; it’s getting worse in Tennessee, too.
Over 35% of the Volunteer State is considered to be in ‘severe’ drought this week.
See more of WHNT News 19’s drought coverage from this week:
There is no immediate relief in sight. We do expect a few showers tonight, and there is at least a little potential for some spotty rain toward the middle/end of next week; however, that’s not going to even dent the drought.
The overnight GFS guidance gives us no real hope; some spots get nothing, a few may get as much as a half-inch of rain in the next 16 days: