This forecast is centered on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7pm and 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
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.
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For much more information on the climate in our area, visit the NWS Climate FAQ for the Atlanta area.
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.