Cobb County weather forecast for Saturday, October 28, 2023

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The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies here in Cobb County on Saturday, October 28, 2023, with a high near 80 degrees.

Tonight it is expected to be mostly clear, with an overnight low of around 59 degrees.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

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

Today

Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

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Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 59. South wind around 5 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 81. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 53.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 32.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 58.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 63.

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 TemperatureAverage TemperatureDepature from normPrecipitation
2023-09-018573790.70
2023-09-02836875.5-2.60
2023-09-03876777-10
2023-09-049169802.20
2023-09-059072813.40
2023-09-069173824.60
2023-09-079274835.80
2023-09-08866676-10
2023-09-09866977.50.8T
2023-09-108967781.5T
2023-09-11937081.55.20
2023-09-12937282.56.5T
2023-09-138571782.20.19
2023-09-14817075.500.09
2023-09-15746871-4.30.03
2023-09-16716668.5-6.50.46
2023-09-17826674-0.70.52
2023-09-18816171-3.50
2023-09-19836272.5-1.70
2023-09-20816472.5-1.40
2023-09-21836674.50.90
2023-09-228266740.70
2023-09-23866173.50.50
2023-09-248660730.40
2023-09-25896275.53.20
2023-09-26847177.55.50
2023-09-27756570-1.70
2023-09-28786169.5-1.80
2023-09-29866374.53.50
2023-09-308765765.40

Climate Almanac for metro Atlanta

This almanac provides information on past climate conditions for today’s date, October 28, 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 TemperatureM7086 in 194045 in 1910
Min TemperatureM5069 in 202031 in 1957
Avg TemperatureM60.176.5 in 191938.0 in 1910
PrecipitationM0.102.21 in 20020.00 in 2022
SnowfallM0.00.0 in 20220.0 in 2022
Snow DepthM0 in 20220 in 2022
HDD (base 65)M627 in 19100 in 2020
CDD (base 65)M112 in 19190 in 2022
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature75.174.981.8 in 194165.4 in 1885
Avg Min Temperature56.055.563.1 in 191946.6 in 1976
Avg Temperature65.665.270.8 in 191957.2 in 1976
Total Precipitation1.782.9610.88 in 1995T in 1963
Total Snowfall0.00.00.0 in 20230.0 in 2023
Max Snow Depth00 in 20230 in 2023
Total HDD (base 65)5878224 in 191718 in 1963
Total CDD (base 65)8185189 in 19193 in 1885
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature77.875.978.5 in 201969.7 in 1885
Avg Min Temperature59.356.859.8 in 201951.1 in 1940
Avg Temperature68.566.469.1 in 201961.0 in 1878
Total Precipitation35.3541.5660.88 in 20201.20 in 1878
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)5883248 in 191720 in 2016
Total CDD (since Jan 1)219620352638 in 201933 in 1878

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-10-27
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-10-27
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2023-10-27
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2023-10-27
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2023-10-27

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

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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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