The National Weather Service forecasts a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms here in Cobb County on Sunday July 31, with a high near 88 degrees.
The hazardous weather outlook from the NWS continues, with a warning that scattered thunderstorms “with more large-scale forcing than usual for summertime conditions” could occur.
“Forcing” in weather and climate means the dynamic process that causes air to rise. It is an important factor in the effects of climate change.
For more information read this page on climate forcing from the NOAA website.
This forecast is centered on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
June 2022 climate summary for Atlanta area
The NWS climate summary for metro Atlanta has now been updated with June figures.
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.
|Date||Max temperature||Min Temperature||Averate Temperature||Departure from normal||Precipitation|
|Observations for each day cover the 24 hours ending at the time given below (Local Standard Time).|
|Max Temperature : midnight|
|Min Temperature : midnight|
|Precipitation : midnight|
|Spring 2022 Temperature Climate Statistics|
|Climate Site||Average Temperature (deg)||Normal Temperature (deg)||DFN (Departure From Normal)|
|Dekalb Peachtree Arpt||62.7||61.4||+1.3|
|Fulton County Arpt||63.1||61.3||+1.8|
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.