Cobb County weather forecast for Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies here in Cobb County on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, with a high near 79 degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of the region due to gusty afternoon winds combined with ongoing dry conditions that will cause a fire danger that is in effect through this evening for portions of north Georgia.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

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

Today

Patchy fog between 7 a.m and 9 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

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Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 78. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers after 1 a.m. Patchy fog before 11 p.m, then patchy fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. West wind around 5 mph.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 68. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 51.

Veterans Day

A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 58.

Saturday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 47.

Sunday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.

Sunday Night

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

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

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
2023-10-01836674.54.20
2023-10-02846574.54.60
2023-10-03846574.54.90
2023-10-04846574.55.30
2023-10-05826372.53.70
2023-10-06796672.540.01
2023-10-07725362.5-5.60
2023-10-08694758-9.70
2023-10-09754761-6.30
2023-10-10835468.51.50
2023-10-117460670.40.7
2023-10-12695964-2.20.55
2023-10-13676063.5-2.30.14
2023-10-147660682.60.01
2023-10-15655158-7T
2023-10-16604653-11.70
2023-10-17684556.5-7.80
2023-10-18714759-4.90
2023-10-19725161.5-2T
2023-10-20765766.53.40.37
2023-10-217650630.30
2023-10-22795868.56.20
2023-10-2373536310
2023-10-247450620.40
2023-10-25765364.53.30
2023-10-267961709.20
2023-10-27796069.590
2023-10-28825970.510.40
2023-10-2983617212.30
2023-10-308553699.60
2023-10-31644554.5-4.50

Climate Almanac for metro Atlanta

This almanac provides information on past climate conditions for today’s date, November 8, 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 TemperatureM6683 in 198647 in 1976
Min TemperatureM4668 in 198625 in 1976
Avg TemperatureM56.375.5 in 198636.0 in 1976
PrecipitationM0.141.77 in 18880.00 in 2022
SnowfallM0.0T in 19410.0 in 2022
Snow DepthM0 in 20220 in 2022
HDD (base 65)M929 in 19760 in 2022
CDD (base 65)M111 in 19860 in 2021
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature69.367.678.3 in 202253.0 in 1951
Avg Min Temperature42.647.360.3 in 202230.3 in 1976
Avg Temperature55.957.569.3 in 202243.3 in 1954
Total Precipitation0.001.046.74 in 20150.00 in 2023
Total Snowfall0.00.0T in 19660.0 in 2023
Max Snow Depth00 in 20230 in 2023
Total HDD (base 65)6366172 in 19541 in 2022
Total CDD (base 65)2637 in 20220 in 2021
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature77.675.778.1 in 201667.4 in 1878
Avg Min Temperature58.856.559.3 in 201949.8 in 1878
Avg Temperature68.266.168.7 in 201958.6 in 1878
Total Precipitation35.3542.9262.27 in 19292.00 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)131170453 in 197636 in 2016
Total CDD (since Jan 1)221520442643 in 201933 in 1878

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-11-07
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2023-11-07
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2023-11-07
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2023-11-07
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2023-11-07

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.”

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