Rains lower temps in metro Atlanta

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Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz has your Thursday night forecast.

ATLANTA FORECAST

Today: Warm. High: 75

Tonight: Severe storms possible. Low: 58

Tomorrow: Showers clear. High: 70

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Following a two days in the 70s, evening showers have dipped temperatures into the 60s.

Showers hit the metro area just before 8 p.m. when Braves fans were enjoying a come-from-behind victory in the season opener.  They had to deal with storms as they made their way to cars and drove home.

A line of storms entered the rest of the metro area with wind gusts at 40 mph., according to Channel 2 Action News. So far, the showers have not turned severe.

Earlier, strong rains were expected to bring damaging winds, occasional lightning and isolated brief tornadoes.

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Severe weather for metro Atlanta is possible Thursday night into early Friday. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Severe weather for metro Atlanta is possible Thursday night into early Friday. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

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Severe weather for metro Atlanta is possible Thursday night into early Friday. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

The tornado threat “is low but still a possibility that we're watching closely,” Channel 2 meteorologist Katie Walls said.

By the time showers taper off early Friday, metro Atlanta could get between one-half inch and an inch of rain, Channel 2 reported.

“Morning rush tomorrow, it’s going to be fine,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said.

Currently, it’s 62 degrees in Atlanta, which reached a high of 75. Thursday’s expected high is 67.

After Wednesday’s high of 76 degrees, the pollen count soared from 110 particles per cubic meter of air Wednesday to 1,573 Thursday, according to Atlanta Allergy and Asthma.

For perspective, last year's season high was 3,559 and the 2016 season high was 4,107.

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