The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of the region due to expected dense fog the morning of Thursday, December 8, and the possibility of heavy rainstorm and a few thunderstorms.
The fog is expected to clear by 9 a.m.
The statement gives the following details:
“This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.
“.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…
“A dense fog advisory is in effect through mid morning on Thursday
for all of North and Central Georgia. Areas of fog have developed
across North and Central Georgia and visibilities are reduced to
one quarter mile or less in many locations. Travel may be
hazardous in dense fog. If driving…slow down…
use your headlights…and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
“.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday…
“A large upper level disturbance will approach the region
Wednesday. As a result, heavy rainfall and possibly a few
thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday into Thursday. While
there are still uncertainties in how that system will evolve, please
continue to monitor the forecast for updates.”
The following counties are included in the hazardous weather outlook:
Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Emanuel, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, North Fulton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Rockdale, Schley, South Fulton, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Telfair, Toombs, Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson
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.”