Rain returns to Metro Atlanta this week

September is normally one of Atlanta’s drier months of the year, and so far, only four days of rainfall have been registered at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport.

Rain chances will trend upward this week for Metro Atlanta, courtesy of Tropical Storm Nicholas.

Nicholas is expected to make landfall along the Texas coast on Tuesday before curving east towards Louisiana and Mississippi through mid-week.

While the core of Nicholas’ remnants won’t move over Metro Atlanta, a lower level jet will push some of that tropical moisture over Metro Atlanta, providing the fuel for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms through mid-week and into the weekend.

Rain chances will trend upwards starting Wednesday and continue into Friday. Despite the increasing chance of rain, actual rainfall totals are expected to remain within 0.5 inch to 1 inch for the majority of Metro Atlanta, with locally higher amounts up to 2 inches through Friday evening.

The silver lining to the rain? Air quality conditions should improve, and fall pollen allergens will be scrubbed from the air!

According to Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, the Atlanta Allergy Pollen Count for Monday is 66, with tree and weed pollen in the moderate range, while mold activity is high.

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