Cobb County weather forecast: Tuesday August 23

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The National Weather Service forecasts a slight chance of showers here in Cobb County on Tuesday August 23 with a high near 85. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Overnight conditions

Overnight Tuesday a 30 percent chance of showers is expected, mainly between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Otherwise mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. West 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.

Wednesday

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A 40 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.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Thursday

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. High near 83. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Thursday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8 p.m, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 p.m. Low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Sunday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, 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.

DateHighLowAverageDeparture from normalPrecipitation






2022-07-01837478.5-1.60.01
2022-07-02917281.51.30
2022-07-03927382.52.20.59
2022-07-049373832.61.69
2022-07-059373832.50.15
2022-07-06947785.54.9T
2022-07-079476854.4T
2022-07-089474843.30.02
2022-07-098874810.20.04
2022-07-10877279.5-1.30.17
2022-07-11817276.5-4.4T
2022-07-12887380.5-0.50
2022-07-13917482.51.50.25
2022-07-14907381.50.50
2022-07-15917181-0.10
2022-07-16907180.5-0.60
2022-07-17907381.50.40
2022-07-189373831.80.15
2022-07-19876978-3.20.59
2022-07-209274831.8T
2022-07-21797275.5-5.70.11
2022-07-22907180.5-0.70.13
2022-07-23917181-0.2T
2022-07-24937483.52.20
2022-07-25917482.51.20
2022-07-269274831.80
2022-07-27937483.52.30
2022-07-289175831.80.01
2022-07-29947584.53.30.23
2022-07-30907281-0.20.03
2022-07-31927181.50.30
Spring 2022 Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate SiteAverage Temperature (deg)Normal Temperature (deg)DFN (Departure From Normal)
Athens63.962.0+1.9
Atlanta65.162.1+3.0
Columbus66.865.1+1.7
Macon66.164.0+2.1
Cartersville77.759.5+0.3
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt62.761.4+1.3
Fulton County Arpt63.161.3+1.8
Gainesville62.860.4+2.4
Peachtree City64.160.9+3.2
Rome63.860.0+3.8

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.

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