Cobb County weather forecast for Monday, October 9, 2023

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The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies here in Cobb County on Monday, October 9, 2023, with a high near 74 degrees.

The National Weather Service has also issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of the region due to Low RHs and gusty winds that may prompt a fire danger statement.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

This forecast is centered on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta

Columbus Day

Sunny, with a high near 74. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. 


Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Southwest wind around 5 mph. 


Sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. 

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. 


Cloudy, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.


A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.

Thursday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 2 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.


Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.


A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 48.


Sunny, with a high near 65.

What was the climate like in the latest reporting period?

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

DateMaximum TemperatureMinimum TemparatureAverage TemperatureDepature from normPrecipitation

Period of Record:

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

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

As climate change warms rivers, they are running out of breath – and so could the plants and animals they harbor

Looking for a US ‘climate haven’ away from heat and disaster risks? Good luck finding one

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

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.”