The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies here in Cobb County on Wednesday August 31 with a high near 89 degrees. Patchy fog is expected before 8 a.m.
What is the Cobb overnight weather forecast for Wednesday August 31?
It is expected to be clear in the evening and overnight, with a low around 66. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
What will the weather look like in the upcoming week?
This forecast is centered on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
Sunny, with a high near 90. East wind around 5 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2 a.m, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.
A 30 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 84.
What was the climate like in the latest reporting period?
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.
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.