Monday's mist just a drop in the bucket for parched region

Despite nearly constant periods of mist and fog Monday, only about one-tenth of an inch of rain was recorded at the Rock Hill-York County Airport by Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

The rain was welcome to a region parched because of extreme drought, but it did little to change conditions. The Charlotte region has received 24.31 inches of rain in 2007, more than 14 inches below normal. So far, four-tenths of an inch of rain has been recorded for November; the average is almost 3 inches, according to the weather service.

Widespread irrigation bans and water restrictions remain in effect as forecasters continue to predict dry weather. Temperatures will top out in the 60s this week with little or no chance of rain, according to the weather service.