National Weather Service issues hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and much of north Georgia

Lightning flashing across a cloudy sky. A Cobb County Courier logo and the words "Hazardous Weather Outlook"

The National Weather Service, has issued a hazardous weather outlook for  Cobb County and much of the rest of north Georgia that raises the possibility of isolated thunderstorms, gusty winds, lightning, and brief periods of heavy rain.

What is in the hazardous weather outlook?

The hazardous weather outlook states the following:

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…

Isolated thunderstorms are possible on today with gusty winds,

lightning, and brief periods of heavy rain.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday…

Isolated thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday and Thursday and

will become more numerous on Friday as a storm system moves

through. Isolated storms may linger on Saturday and Sunday.

Potential hazards with any storms that develop include gusty winds,

lightning, and brief periods of heavy rain.

What time period does it cover?

The period covered in this outlook is between today and Friday.

What counties are affected in the hazardous weather outlook?

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, and


About the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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.

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