Cobb County weather forecast for Friday, November 17, 2023

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The National Weather Service forecasts partly sunny skies here in Cobb County on Friday, November 17, 2023, with a high near 69 degrees.

Tonight it is expected to be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low of around 54 degrees.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

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


Partly sunny, with a high near 69. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.


A 50 percent chance of showers before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Light north wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with a low around 41. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 65. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.


A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Monday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.


Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m. High near 65. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 a.m, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 33.

Thanksgiving Day

Sunny, with a high near 52.

What was the climate like in the latest reporting period?

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

DateMin TempMax TempAverageDeparture from NormPrecipitation

Climate Almanac for metro Atlanta

This almanac provides information on past climate conditions for today’s date, November 17, 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 TemperatureM6481 in 198542 in 1951
Min TemperatureM4463 in 193022 in 1997
Avg TemperatureM53.570.5 in 198534.0 in 1914
PrecipitationM0.141.51 in 18860.00 in 2022
SnowfallM0.00.0 in 20220.0 in 2022
Snow DepthM0 in 20220 in 2022
HDD (base 65)M1231 in 19140 in 2003
CDD (base 65)M06 in 19850 in 2022
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature68.466.173.3 in 197852.6 in 1997
Avg Min Temperature48.845.954.3 in 190232.8 in 1976
Avg Temperature58.656.062.6 in 190244.1 in 1976
Total Precipitation0.692.267.40 in 19470.00 in 2001
Total Snowfall0.00.01.0 in 19680.0 in 2023
Max Snow Depth0T in 19680 in 2023
Total HDD (base 65)107162352 in 197646 in 1909
Total CDD (base 65)8940 in 20220 in 2021
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature77.475.477.8 in 201666.1 in 1878
Avg Min Temperature58.756.258.7 in 202348.9 in 1878
Avg Temperature68.065.868.1 in 201957.5 in 1878
Total Precipitation36.0444.1465.08 in 19292.63 in 1878
Total Snowfall (since July 1) in 19680.0 in 2023
Max Snow Depth (since July 1)0T in 19680 in 2023
Total HDD (since July 1)175266639 in 1976104 in 2016
Total CDD (since Jan 1)222120472643 in 201933 in 1878

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-11-16
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-11-16
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2023-11-16
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2023-11-15
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2023-11-14

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.”