Cobb County weather forecast for Thursday, November 23, 2023

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The National Weather Service forecasts mostly sunny skies here in Cobb County on Thursday, November 23, 2023, with a high near 56 degrees.

Tonight it is expected to be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low of around 40 degrees.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

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

Thanksgiving Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.


A 30 percent chance of showers after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.


Sunny, with a high near 50.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


Sunny, with a high near 53.

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 23, 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 TemperatureM6276 in 197937 in 1925
Min TemperatureM4263 in 190019 in 1970
Avg TemperatureM51.968.0 in 197932.5 in 1976
PrecipitationM0.132.18 in 20140.00 in 2022
SnowfallM0.00.6 in 19750.0 in 2022
Snow DepthM1 in 19750 in 2022
HDD (base 65)M1332 in 19760 in 1982
CDD (base 65)M03 in 19790 in 2022
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature68.365.271.9 in 199454.4 in 1926
Avg Min Temperature49.945.153.3 in 190233.1 in 1976
Avg Temperature59.155.161.2 in 200344.2 in 1976
Total Precipitation1.923.068.74 in 1948T in 2016
Total Snowfall0.00.01.0 in 19680.0 in 2023
Max Snow Depth01 in 19750 in 2023
Total HDD (base 65)132237473 in 197692 in 1994
Total CDD (base 65)81040 in 20220 in 2021
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature77.275.177.6 in 201665.2 in 1878
Avg Min Temperature58.655.958.6 in 202348.5 in 1878
Avg Temperature67.965.567.9 in 202356.8 in 1878
Total Precipitation37.2744.9465.34 in 19293.20 in 1878
Total Snowfall (since July 1) in 19680.0 in 2023
Max Snow Depth (since July 1)01 in 19750 in 2023
Total HDD (since July 1)200341760 in 1976171 in 1994
Total CDD (since Jan 1)222120482643 in 201933 in 1878

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-11-22
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-11-22
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2023-11-22
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2023-11-21
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2023-11-21

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.”