Cobb County weather forecast for Wednesday, August 16, 2023

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The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies here in Cobb County on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, with a high near 86 degrees.

The National Weather Service has also issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of the region due to scattered thunderstorms that are expected across portions of central and east Georgia this afternoon and evening.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

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


Sunny, with a high near 86. West wind around 5 mph.


Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Sunny, with a high near 88. Light northwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 65. West wind around 5 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 89. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 67.


Sunny, with a high near 92.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 70.


Sunny, with a high near 93.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 71.


Sunny, with a high near 95.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 73.


Sunny, with a high near 95.

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 16, 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 TemperatureM89102 in 195467 in 2013
Min TemperatureM7279 in 200760 in 1889
Avg TemperatureM80.390.0 in 200765.0 in 2013
PrecipitationM0.142.22 in 18950.00 in 2022
SnowfallM0.00.0 in 20220.0 in 2022
Snow DepthM0 in 20220 in 2022
HDD (base 65)M00 in 20220 in 2022
CDD (base 65)M1525 in 20070 in 2013
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature92.289.797.8 in 200780.5 in 1884
Avg Min Temperature72.371.976.6 in 200765.4 in 1976
Avg Temperature82.380.887.2 in 200773.2 in 1884
Total Precipitation3.862.188.39 in 19200.02 in 2007
Total Snowfall0.00.00.0 in 20230.0 in 2023
Max Snow Depth00 in 20230 in 2023
Total HDD (base 65)002 in 18940 in 2023
Total CDD (base 65)262253359 in 2007136 in 1884
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature76.274.277.4 in 201268.2 in 1912
Avg Min Temperature57.654.957.8 in 201748.9 in 1940
Avg Temperature66.964.567.6 in 201259.1 in 1940
Total Precipitation30.9032.6651.82 in 192017.26 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)149514311707 in 2019910 in 1976

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-08-15
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-08-15
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2023-08-15
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2023-08-15
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2023-08-15

For much more information on the climate in our area, visit the NWS Climate FAQ for the Atlanta area.

Climate and climate change coverage in the Cobb County Courier

Extreme Heat Is Particularly Hard On Older Adults, And An Aging Population And Climate Change Are Putting Ever More People At Risk

How Climate Change Intensifies The Water Cycle, Fueling Extreme Rainfall And Flooding – The Northeast Deluge Was Just The Latest

Republicans’ Anti-ESG Attack May Be Silencing Insurers, But It Isn’t Changing Their Pro-Climate Business Decisions

KSU Professor Awarded NSF Grant To Study Effects Of Climate Change On Farming Communities In Iceland And Greenland

How California’s Ambitious New Climate Plan Could Help Speed Energy Transformation Around The World

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.”