Cobb County weather forecast for Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Cobb weather April 12: Photo of cloudy skies above a residential street

The National Weather Service forecasts mostly cloudy skies here in Cobb County on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of the region due to a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain that will continue across portions of north and west Georgia early this morning. A winter weather advisory is in effect until noon and a wind chill advisory will be in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

Tuesday

Freezing rain and sleet likely before 8 a.m, then a slight chance of snow between 8 a.m and 9 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 24 by 10 a.m. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 36. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 20. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

Thursday Night

Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 13.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 29.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 15.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 40.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

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 16, 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 188228 in 1972
Min TemperatureM3564 in 18825 in 1972
Avg TemperatureM44.568.5 in 188216.5 in 1972
PrecipitationM0.152.35 in 19250.00 in 2023
SnowfallM0.12.4 in 19650.0 in 2023
Snow DepthM2 in 19650 in 2023
HDD (base 65)M2048 in 19720 in 1907
CDD (base 65)M04 in 18820 in 2023
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature53.553.665.5 in 190736.9 in 1912
Avg Min Temperature35.135.751.3 in 190722.1 in 2010
Avg Temperature44.344.758.4 in 190729.9 in 1918
Total Precipitation4.312.377.57 in 18830.00 in 1902
Total Snowfall0.00.67.0 in 19820.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth03 in 20110 in 2024
Total HDD (base 65)307326558 in 191895 in 1907
Total CDD (base 65)008 in 20220 in 2024
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature53.553.665.5 in 190736.9 in 1912
Avg Min Temperature35.135.751.3 in 190722.1 in 2010
Avg Temperature44.344.758.4 in 190729.9 in 1918
Total Precipitation4.312.377.57 in 18830.00 in 1902
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)110413162224 in 1977902 in 2016
Total CDD (since Jan 1)008 in 20220 in 2024

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-01-15
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-01-15
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2024-01-15
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2024-01-15
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2024-01-15

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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