The National Weather Service, has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and much of the rest of north Georgia. Rain showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue through the day in Cobb County and much of the rest of north and central Georgia.
The National Weather Service posted the hazardous weather outlook at 5:22 a.m. EDT Thursday May 26, 2022.
What is in the hazardous weather outlook?
Here is an excerpt from the hazardous weather outlook:
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.
.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…
Rain showers and thunderstorms will continue across north and
central Georgia throughout the day. Some storms could become
strong to severe and will be capable of producing gusty winds,
frequent lightning, and locally heavy rainfall. Flooding will
possible across north Georgia where rainfall accumulations are
expected to reach and exceed 3 inches.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday…
There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms Friday. Some storms
could become strong to severe and will be capable of producing
gusty winds, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rainfall.
This current outlook expects continued rainy and stormy conditions through tomorrow.
The following counties are listed in the outlook:
Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Emanuel, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, North Fulton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Rockdale, Schley, South Fulton, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Telfair, Toombs, Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson
The NWS describes its role as follows:
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. These services include Forecasts and Observations, Warnings, Impact-based Decision Support Services, and Education in an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation. The ultimate goal is to have a society that is prepared for and responds to weather, water and climate events.