Cobb County weather forecast for Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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The National Weather Service forecasts mostly sunny skies here in Cobb County on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, with a high near 97 degrees.

The National Weather Service has also issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of the region due to high temperatures that will reach the mid to upper 90s across much of the area.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

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


Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 105. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. 


Mostly clear, with a low around 75. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. 


Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 100. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. 

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southeast wind around 5 mph. 


Sunny, with a high near 95. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. 

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 73.


Sunny, with a high near 96.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 73.


Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 73.


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 89.

Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.


A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

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.

DateMax TempMin TempAverageDeparture from normPrecipitation

Climate Almanac for metro Atlanta

This almanac provides information on past climate conditions for today’s date, August 22, allowing a comparison to current weather. Simply put, it helps you see what the weather would typically be like on this day according to historical data.

Daily DataObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Max TemperatureM89104 in 200768 in 1949
Min TemperatureM7179 in 200757 in 1930
Avg TemperatureM79.791.5 in 200764.0 in 1949
PrecipitationM0.153.66 in 19010.00 in 2019
SnowfallM0.00.0 in 20220.0 in 2022
Snow DepthM0 in 20220 in 2022
HDD (base 65)M01 in 19490 in 2022
CDD (base 65)M1527 in 20070 in 1949
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature91.689.598.0 in 200782.0 in 1884
Avg Min Temperature71.971.776.3 in 200765.4 in 1976
Avg Temperature81.780.687.2 in 200774.3 in 1884
Total Precipitation3.863.089.40 in 19010.02 in 1925
Total Snowfall0.00.00.0 in 20230.0 in 2023
Max Snow Depth00 in 20230 in 2023
Total HDD (base 65)002 in 19490 in 2023
Total CDD (base 65)357343494 in 2007212 in 1884
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature76.674.677.6 in 201268.6 in 1895
Avg Min Temperature58.055.358.2 in 201749.4 in 1940
Avg Temperature67.364.967.8 in 201259.6 in 1940
Total Precipitation30.9033.5652.35 in 192017.51 in 2007
Total Snowfall (since July 1)0.00.0T in 20010.0 in 2023
Max Snow Depth (since July 1)0T in 19420 in 2023
Total HDD (since July 1)004 in 19360 in 2023
Total CDD (since Jan 1)159015211820 in 2019963 in 1961

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-08-21
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-08-21
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2023-08-21
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2023-08-21
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2023-08-21

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.”