Chance of showers Thursday afternoon, and Cobb County remains under heat advisory

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The National Weather Service forecasts a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms here in Cobb County on Thursday June 16.

We are also still under a heat advisory, as the heat index is expected to remain in triple-digits up to 107 degrees.

7-day forecast

This forecast is centered on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.

Today

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A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 104. Calm wind.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8 p.m and 3 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 104. Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 91. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with a low around 66.

Juneteenth

Sunny, with a high near 89.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 93.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 70.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 73.

Wednesday

Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.

May 2022 climate summary for Atlanta area

In an article entitled What is the Difference between Climate and Weather?, the National Ocean Service describes the difference as follows:

Weather is what you see outside on any particular day. So, for example, it may be 75° degrees and sunny or it could be 20° degrees with heavy snow. That’s the weather.

Climate is the average of that weather. For example, you can expect snow in the Northeast in January or for it to be hot and humid in the Southeast in July. This is climate. The climate record also includes extreme values such as record high temperatures or record amounts of rainfall. If you’ve ever heard your local weather person say “today we hit a record high for this day,” she is talking about climate records.

So when we are talking about climate change, we are talking about changes in long-term averages of daily weather. In most places, weather can change from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season. Climate, however, is the average of weather over time and space.

The climate report for the Atlanta area for the previous month shows how much departure from the average temperatures that month represents. The average temperature for a date is the average over a 30-year period.

DateMaximumMinimumAverageDeparture from NormPrecipitation










2022-05-018165735.70
2022-05-02866575.580
2022-05-038666768.20
2022-05-04876475.57.40.41
2022-05-058767778.70
2022-05-06806773.54.90.15
2022-05-07696064.5-4.40
2022-05-08695461.5-7.7T
2022-05-09735363-6.40
2022-05-10825769.5-0.20
2022-05-1184607220
2022-05-12856474.54.30
2022-05-137965721.5T
2022-05-14826372.51.80
2022-05-158666765T
2022-05-16876676.55.20
2022-05-17856072.510
2022-05-18886375.53.70
2022-05-1990708080
2022-05-20886978.56.20
2022-05-218971807.50
2022-05-228870796.20.02
2022-05-2378687301.47
2022-05-248468762.7T
2022-05-258068740.50.2
2022-05-26766972.5-1.30.18
2022-05-278266740T
2022-05-28816070.5-3.70
2022-05-298668772.50
2022-05-30896878.53.8T
2022-05-318767772.10
Sum25742007





Average83.0364.773.9



Normal81.161.371.2



For much more information on the climate in our area, visit the NWS Climate FAQ for the Atlanta area.

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.

Read all the Cobb County Courier climate and weather coverage by following this link.

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