The National Weather Service hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and much of the rest of north Georgia continues. The forecast is for a slight possibility of isolated thunderstorms, but according to the outlook they might be accompanied by strong gusts of wind and locally heavy rain.
This outlook was issued at 5:17 a.m. on Saturday, May 21.
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.Advertisement
.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…
Isolated thunderstorms are possible through late this evening.
The strongest storms will be capable of producing gusty winds,
locally heavy rainfall, and small hail.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday…
There is a chance of thunderstorms each day from Sunday through
Friday. Some of the storms each day may be strong, especially
Thursday through Friday, and capable of producing gusty winds,
frequent lightning, and locally heavy rainfall.
The possibility of thunderstorms continues each day through Friday May 27.
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,
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.