from Severe Weather Team 2

Rain returning to metro Atlanta on Wednesday

Don’t be fooled by the dry weather of the past couple of days; you’ll need those umbrellas again on Wednesday.

Channel 2 meteorologist David Chandley said a warm front will move northward into metro Atlanta Tuesday night, ushering in a good chance of mid-week showers and thunderstorms.

Check today’s full weather report and track changes.

“By early tomorrow morning, we’ll probably have a few scattered showers across the region,” Chandley said Tuesday. “That’s setting the stage for a wet day on Wednesday.”

Chandley said a few storms could be heavy.

“We’re not looking at severe storms, but we’re looking at some pretty good tropical downpours through Wednesday afternoon and evening,” he said, adding that rainfall amounts of about an inch are possible.

Atlanta’s rainfall total for 2013 of 45.23 inches is 15.59 inches above normal, with much of the surplus rain falling since June 1. In the past two months, Atlanta has recorded 17.48 inches of rain, nearly double the normal rainfall for June and July.

Rain has been recorded at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the city’s official measuring station, on all but six days this month.

With all those rainy days, temperatures have been much cooler than normal, only climbing into the low 90s on two days in July. During last year’s blistering summer, the mercury topped 90 degrees on all but three July days, reaching 105 on July 1.

Chandley said highs Tuesday should hit the upper 80s after morning lows in the mid-60s, but highs Wednesday will hold in the low 80s.

The chance of rain is 70 percent Wednesday and 40 percent Thursday, according to Chandley.

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