It has been a very wet year to start with record amounts of rainfall across east TN. Rainfall amounts for east TN have been a record amount of 15 inches + for the month of February (as measured & reported by NWS Morristown). Not only has east TN been very wet since the start of 2019, but the entire nation has received record rainfall. Just to give some statistics:
NOAA also agrees that the likelihood for drought seems very unlikely and all this moisture will stick around for awhile longer. So, prepare for a likely hot and muggy summer in east TN.