Cobb County weather forecast for Wednesday, July 26, 2023

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The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies here in Cobb County on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, with a high near 94 degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality Alert under Code Orange conditions for Cobb County and other parts of the region.

The section below gives the weather forecast. For an examination of climate conditions in the region, be sure to read on to the next section.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

This forecast is centered on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.

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Today

A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. Sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 98. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

Tonight

A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m. Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 100. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 73. South wind around 5 mph.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Sunny, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Sunny, with a high near 96.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Mostly clear, with a low around 74.

Sunday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Sunny, with a high near 96.

Sunday Night

A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. Mostly clear, with a low around 72.

Monday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 95.

Monday Night

A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly clear, with a low around 72.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 96.

What was the climate like in the latest reporting period?

The NWS climate summary for metro Atlanta has now been updated with June 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.

The June metro Atlanta climate summary

Date Temperature Precipitation
Maximum Minimum Average Departure
2023-06-01 84 64 74 -1.1 0
2023-06-02 87 68 77.5 2.1 0
2023-06-03 89 67 78 2.4 0
2023-06-04 82 68 75 -0.8 0.52
2023-06-05 84 64 74 -2 0
2023-06-06 90 68 79 2.8 T
2023-06-07 90 69 79.5 3.1 0
2023-06-08 85 70 77.5 0.9 0
2023-06-09 85 66 75.5 -1.3 0
2023-06-10 87 63 75 -2 0
2023-06-11 84 67 75.5 -1.7 0.67
2023-06-12 81 66 73.5 -3.9 0.18
2023-06-13 79 63 71 -6.6 0
2023-06-14 76 67 71.5 -6.2 0.84
2023-06-15 82 68 75 -2.9 0
2023-06-16 88 71 79.5 1.4 0
2023-06-17 90 69 79.5 1.2 0
2023-06-18 86 69 77.5 -0.9 T
2023-06-19 78 67 72.5 -6.1 1
2023-06-20 85 70 77.5 -1.2 0.03
2023-06-21 76 66 71 -7.9 0.37
2023-06-22 81 65 73 -6 0.05
2023-06-23 85 69 77 -2.2 0
2023-06-24 88 67 77.5 -1.8 0
2023-06-25 92 68 80 0.6 0.67
2023-06-26 91 67 79 -0.6 0
2023-06-27 89 72 80.5 0.8 0
2023-06-28 90 70 80 0.2 0
2023-06-29 92 72 82 2.1 0
2023-06-30 90 72 81 1 0.05
Observations for each day cover the 24 hours ending
at the time given below (Local Standard Time).
         
Max Temperature : midnight          
Min Temperature : midnight          
Precipitation : midnight          

Climate Almanac for metro Atlanta

 

This almanac represents the historical climate conditions for today’s calendar date, July 26,  so it can be compared with today’s results. In other words, this table helps you understand what the expected climate would be on this calendar date based on the historical record.



Daily Data

Observed

Normal

Record Highest

Record Lowest

Max Temperature

M

90

98 in 2012

78 in 1890

Min Temperature

M

72

77 in 2012

59 in 1911

Avg Temperature

M

81.2

87.5 in 2012

69.0 in 1911

Precipitation

M

0.14

1.97 in 1951

0.00 in 2022

Snowfall

M

0.0

0.0 in 2022

0.0 in 2022

Snow Depth

M

0 in 2022

0 in 2022

HDD (base 65)

M

0

0 in 2022

0 in 2022

CDD (base 65)

M

16

23 in 2012

4 in 1911

Month-to-Date Summary

Observed

Normal

Record Highest

Record Lowest

Avg Max Temperature

92.1

90.1

96.5 in 1993

82.2 in 1967

Avg Min Temperature

72.9

71.7

75.2 in 1980

65.0 in 1967

Avg Temperature

82.5

80.9

85.6 in 1980

73.6 in 1967

Total Precipitation

1.72

4.10

14.44 in 1994

0.34 in 1995

Total Snowfall

0.0

0.0

T in 2001

0.0 in 2023

Max Snow Depth

0

T in 1942

0 in 2023

Total HDD (base 65)

0

0

4 in 1892

0 in 2023

Total CDD (base 65)

441

413

543 in 1980

230 in 1967

Year-to-Date Summary

Observed

Normal

Record Highest

Record Lowest

Avg Max Temperature

74.5

72.6

76.1 in 2012

66.4 in 1895

Avg Min Temperature

56.0

53.1

56.4 in 2017

46.7 in 1940

Avg Temperature

65.3

62.9

66.2 in 2012

57.0 in 1940

Total Precipitation

27.03

29.83

47.07 in 1912

16.36 in 1986

Total Snowfall (since July 1)

0.0

0.0

T in 2001

0.0 in 2023

Max Snow Depth (since July 1)

0

T in 1942

0 in 2023

Total HDD (since July 1)

0

0

4 in 1892

0 in 2023

Total CDD (since Jan 1)

1106

1097

1362 in 2012

644 in 1961

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.”

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