The National Weather Service forecasts mostly sunny skies here in Cobb County on Friday August 12, but with a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
The expected high is around 87.
A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for Cobb and other north Georgia counties due to the possibility of isolated storms, but most of the front has pushed southward into central Georgia.
This forecast is centered on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunny, with a high near 88. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
July 2022 climate summary for Atlanta area
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.
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.