Cobb County weather forecast for Saturday, January 6, 2024

Cobb weather June 27: Photo of cloudy skies above a residential street

The National Weather Service forecasts showers here in Cobb County on Saturday, January 6, 2024, with a high near 51 degrees.

Tonight it is expected to be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low of around 38 degrees.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

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

Saturday

Showers, mainly before 9 a.m. High near 51. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 48. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 49.

Monday Night

Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 41. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 p.m, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 59. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

Tuesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Friday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

What was the climate like in the latest reporting period?

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

DateHighLowAverageDeparture from normPrecipitation
2023-12-01664756.56.50.15
2023-12-02675862.512.7T
2023-12-03695260.510.90.1
2023-12-046945577.60
2023-12-05614050.51.30
2023-12-06543946.5-2.50
2023-12-07593245.5-3.30
2023-12-086337501.40
2023-12-09695260.512.10.28
2023-12-10653851.53.31.16
2023-12-11513342-60
2023-12-12563344.5-3.30
2023-12-13593547-0.70
2023-12-14594250.530
2023-12-15603547.50.20
2023-12-16584149.52.4T
2023-12-1754485140.01
2023-12-18583747.50.70
2023-12-19472938-8.70
2023-12-20532941-5.50
2023-12-21573244.5-1.90
2023-12-225840492.80
2023-12-23674455.59.40
2023-12-24654655.59.50.01
2023-12-2563576014.21.7
2023-12-2663535812.30.27
2023-12-27584752.56.9T
2023-12-28563947.520
2023-12-29453439.5-5.9T
2023-12-30493441.5-3.70
2023-12-31573144-1.20

Climate Almanac for metro Atlanta

This almanac provides information on past climate conditions for today’s date, January 6, 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 TemperatureM5473 in 198923 in 1884
Min TemperatureM3662 in 1998-1 in 1884
Avg TemperatureM44.764.0 in 200911.0 in 1884
PrecipitationM0.154.03 in 18830.00 in 2023
SnowfallM0.00.1 in 19700.0 in 2023
Snow DepthMT in 19430 in 2023
HDD (base 65)M2054 in 18841 in 2009
CDD (base 65)M00 in 20230 in 2023
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature51.453.769.8 in 188032.2 in 1928
Avg Min Temperature32.236.155.5 in 188013.0 in 1928
Avg Temperature41.844.962.7 in 188022.6 in 1928
Total Precipitation0.200.916.09 in 18830.00 in 2016
Total Snowfall0.00.24.6 in 20020.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth03 in 20020 in 2024
Total HDD (base 65)115121253 in 192812 in 1880
Total CDD (base 65)008 in 20220 in 2024
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature51.453.769.8 in 188032.2 in 1928
Avg Min Temperature32.236.155.5 in 188013.0 in 1928
Avg Temperature41.844.962.7 in 188022.6 in 1928
Total Precipitation0.200.916.09 in 18830.00 in 2016
Total Snowfall (since July 1)0.00.64.6 in 20020.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth (since July 1)03 in 20020 in 2024
Total HDD (since July 1)91211111879 in 1977703 in 2016
Total CDD (since Jan 1)008 in 20220 in 2024

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-01-05
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-01-05
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2024-01-05
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2024-01-05
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2024-01-05

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.”