We once reported that it rains MORE on weekends. Now scientists say it rains LESS on weekends. But they all agree on the reason: air pollution.

A new NASA study has found that summer storms in the Southeaster US occur more often midweek than on weekends. They think the cause of this is air pollution created by traffic exhaust and other emissions which creates small particles that tend to “seed” clouds.

LiveScience.com quotes researcher Thomas Bell as saying, “?It’s well known that particulate matter has the potential to affect how clouds behave, and this kind of evidence makes the argument stronger for a link between pollution and heavier rainfall.”

Unfortunately, causing it to rain isn’t ALL these particles do!

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