UPDATED: Rain Chances All Week for East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- As dry as it is in East Tennessee, any rain helps.

And meterologists hope that today is just a sign of things to come.

Some communities saw rain today, others saw just a drizzle, still others remained dry.

Knoxville recorded about .15 inches of rain at McGhee Tyson Airport, Crossville saw about four tenths of an inch, Morristown two tenths of an inch, and Powell saw about a tenth of an inch.

Sevierville, and Jefferson City saw just a trace amount.

"Our best chance for good steady rains begin tonight," says WVLT Pinpoint 8 Meterologist Scott Blalock. "And that chance of steady rain should be great for not just tonight, but Tuesday, and even Tuesday night."

In fact, the chance of rain will continue for the next three days and gradually end on Friday.

Temperatures will be warm for the beginning of the showers (this is tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico), but will begin to fall later this week.

By the weekend, highs will be in the 60s and lows in the 40s.

East Tennessee hasn't seen four days of measurable precipitation at the McGhee Tyson Airport since April 1st through 4th.

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