The National Weather Service forecasts a slight chance of showers early in the morning here in Cobb County on Monday August 22, with a high near 82, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m.
West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
What will the weather be like overnight?
Tonight there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. It’s expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 67, with a west wind around 5 mph.
What will the weather look like in the upcoming week?
The forecast below is centered on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Showers likely before 8 a.m, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8 a.m and 2 p.m, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
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 83.
What was the regional climate like in the latest reporting period?
The NWS climate summary for metro Atlanta has 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.
What does the National Weather Service do?
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.