The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and much of the rest of north and central Georgia warning of isolated thunderstorms this afternoon, some capable of producing gusty winds, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rainfall.
The outlook starts Saturday June 11 and continues through next Friday June 17.
Here is an excerpt from the hazardous weather outlook:
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North andAdvertisement
.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…
Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon
and evening, mainly south of the I-20 corridor. A few storms may
become strong, capable of producing gusty winds, frequent
lightning, and locally heavy rainfall.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday…
Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible each day from
Sunday through Friday, primarily during the afternoon and
evening. Storms may form throughout the forecast area each day,
except for Sunday through Tuesday where the focus will be in
The outlook is for Sunday June 12 through Friday June 17.
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 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.