Cobb County weather forecast for Thursday, January 18, 2024

Cobb weather June 10: Photo of cloudy skies above a residential street

The National Weather Service forecasts increasing clouds here in Cobb County on Thursday, January 18, 2024, with a high near 47 degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of the region due to lingering cold air, with dangerously cold conditions possible Friday evening.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly before 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 34 by 5 p.m. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 29. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with a low around 14.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 40.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 25.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.

Tuesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 46.

Wednesday

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation is 60 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 18, 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 TemperatureM5472 in 192922 in 1977
Min TemperatureM3563 in 194310 in 1994
Avg TemperatureM44.565.5 in 194316.5 in 1977
PrecipitationM0.142.68 in 19430.00 in 2022
SnowfallM0.05.0 in 19920.0 in 2023
Snow DepthM2 in 20180 in 2023
HDD (base 65)M2048 in 19770 in 1943
CDD (base 65)M01 in 19430 in 2023
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature52.253.766.1 in 190736.9 in 1977
Avg Min Temperature32.835.652.0 in 190720.9 in 1977
Avg Temperature42.544.659.1 in 190728.9 in 1977
Total Precipitation4.712.6510.82 in 19250.06 in 1907
Total Snowfall0.00.67.0 in 19820.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth03 in 20110 in 2024
Total HDD (base 65)379367644 in 197797 in 1907
Total CDD (base 65)008 in 20220 in 2024
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature52.253.766.1 in 190736.9 in 1977
Avg Min Temperature32.835.652.0 in 190720.9 in 1977
Avg Temperature42.544.659.1 in 190728.9 in 1977
Total Precipitation4.712.6510.82 in 19250.06 in 1907
Total Snowfall (since July 1)0.01.07.0 in 19820.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth (since July 1)03 in 20110 in 2024
Total HDD (since July 1)117613572324 in 1977932 in 1932
Total CDD (since Jan 1)008 in 20220 in 2024

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-01-17
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-01-17
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2024-01-17
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2024-01-17
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2024-01-17

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.”