The map released last Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows most of Chattooga County in the Exceptional Drought category, along with all of Walker, Dade and Catoosa Counties. The dry conditions are the result of little measurable rainfall for over two months. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia says that Summerville is about 8 inches behind normal rainfall for this time of the year. A burn ban is in place for Chattooga County, with no outdoor burning being allowed. There is hope for some measurable rainfall in the forecast. In fact, it is our best shot at a “good rain” in weeks. There is an 80% chance for showers and thundershowers tonight, and a 90% chance for Tuesday.