The drought-plagued Tri-State is going to get some relief this week.
Rain is in the forecast for all five weekdays, with totals in the Evansville area topping two inches by Friday, according to information provided by the National Weather Service.
If the forecast holds, it would be the first time since late July that the city has had measurable rainfall over five consecutive days.
Precipitation has run well behind normal in the late summer and early fall in the Tri-State, creating dry conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor map has most of the Evansville and Henderson areas in a "moderate drought" zone, while southern parts of Western Kentucky are in an "extreme drought" situation.
Evansville recorded just over an inch of precipitation in November, which is three inches lower than normal. October was two inches lower than average. And while September was above average, most of the rain that month came in a two-hour deluge that caused flooding in the McCutchanville area.
The rain chances for the week break down like this:
Monday: 50 percent chance
Tuesday: 70 percent chance
Wednesday: 60 percent chance
Thursday: 90 percent chance (This is expected to be the rainiest day of the week)
Friday: Slight chance
High temperatures should be in the 50s all week, according to the National Weather Service.
This article originally appeared on Evansville Courier & Press: How much rain will fall in Evansville and Henderson this week?