The National Weather Service forecasts a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms here in Cobb County on Wednesday August 17 with a high near 82 degrees. Despite the high chance of rain, the forecast is for mostly sunny skies.
This forecast is centered on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind around 5 mph.
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. East wind around 5 mph.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8 p.m, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8 p.m, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
The NWS climate summary for metro Atlanta has now been updated with July 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||High||Low||Average||Departure from normal||Precipitation|
|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.
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.