Rainy week on tap for Atlanta

An umbrella will come in handy this week, as forecasters are predicting a good chance of rain each day through Friday.

While the chance of showers and thunderstorms will range from 40 to 60 percent, none of the storms is expected to be severe, the National Weather Service said.

The showers should add to a slight rainfall surplus for the year. So far, Atlanta's official rain gauge at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has recorded 37.03 inches of rain in 2009, .16 inch above normal.

However, the city has tallied only .10 inch of rain so far in September, a deficit for the month of 1.69 inches.

The chance of rain is 50 percent today and 60 percent tonight, with amounts expected to range from a tenth to a quarter of an inch.

On Tuesday, the Weather Service says to expect between a quarter and a half-inch of rain, with the chance of showers and thunderstorms pegged at 50 percent.

The chance of rain will remain at 50 percent on Wednesday and Thursday before decreasing slightly to 40 percent on Friday, forecasters said.

Highs this week will generally be in the low 80s, with lows in the upper 60s.