Over half of Tennessee is now listed in the 'severe drought' category, with several West Tennessee counties now updated to 'extreme drought' status. This status is determined by several federal and academic indices. You can see the twice-weekly updated Tennessee map here. The severe drought conditions are causing problems for the West Tennessee agricultural community, as farmers of livestock and corn/wheat/cotton/cotton are also looking at the weather map hoping for rain, any rain. However for many, it's beyond the point of recovery. Cattle farmers are selling their stock early because of the lack of grass for grazing, and corn farmers are looking at stalks which are brown from the ground up. Forecasters don't give much hope for any relief either, as the 7 day forecast suggests our next chance of rain is Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday with a 50% chance of scattered rain...good...but still missing 50% of the region. If the extremely hot and dry weather conditions have put you in a difficult financial situation, there may be legal remedies for your problems. Contact the law office of T. Verner Smith for a free consultation at (731) 423-1888.