The National Weather Service has also issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of the region due to the expectation of widespread storms.
There is a chance of severe weather in Northern and Central Georgia today with a Marginal Risk (level 1 of 5). On Monday those chances increase.
What does the extended forecast have in store?
This forecast is centered on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 3 p.m and 5 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 97. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 102. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3 a.m, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9 p.m, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
What was the climate like in the latest reporting period?
The NWS climate summary for metro Atlanta has now been updated with July, 2023 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||Max Temp||Min Temp||Average||Departure from norm||Precipitation|
|Daily Data||Observed||Normal||Record Highest||Record Lowest|
|Max Temperature||M||90||100 in 1980||66 in 1894|
|Min Temperature||M||72||77 in 1980||58 in 1948|
|Avg Temperature||M||81.0||88.5 in 1980||63.0 in 1894|
|Precipitation||M||0.14||1.62 in 1961||0.00 in 2021|
|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||2 in 1894||0 in 2022|
|CDD (base 65)||M||16||24 in 1980||0 in 1894|
|Month-to-Date Summary||Observed||Normal||Record Highest||Record Lowest|
|Avg Max Temperature||93.2||90.1||96.7 in 1935||80.0 in 1884|
|Avg Min Temperature||73.4||72.1||75.3 in 2010||64.8 in 1912|
|Avg Temperature||83.3||81.1||85.5 in 1935||73.1 in 1884|
|Total Precipitation||0.23||0.80||4.94 in 2018||0.00 in 1999|
|Total Snowfall||0.0||0.0||0.0 in 2023||0.0 in 2023|
|Max Snow Depth||0||–||0 in 2023||0 in 2023|
|Total HDD (base 65)||0||0||2 in 1894||0 in 2023|
|Total CDD (base 65)||93||96||125 in 1935||50 in 1884|
|Year-to-Date Summary||Observed||Normal||Record Highest||Record Lowest|
|Avg Max Temperature||75.5||73.5||76.9 in 2012||67.4 in 1895|
|Avg Min Temperature||57.0||54.1||57.2 in 2012||47.9 in 1940|
|Avg Temperature||66.2||63.8||67.1 in 2012||58.3 in 1940|
|Total Precipitation||27.27||31.28||47.74 in 1975||17.25 in 1914|
|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 1936||0 in 2023|
|Total CDD (since Jan 1)||1326||1275||1564 in 2012||797 in 1976|
Period of Record:
- Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-08-05
- Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-08-05
- Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2023-08-05
- Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2023-08-05
- Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2023-08-05
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.”