Cobb County weather forecast for Tuesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 2024, with a high near 72 degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of the region due to a fire danger statement that is in effect through 7 p.m. tonight due to low fuel moistures and elevated wind gusts for all of north and central Georgia.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

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Wednesday

Showers, mainly before 5 p.m. High near 72. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Wednesday Night

A 10 percent chance of showers before 7 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. North wind around 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Isolated showers after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday

Scattered showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. High near 51. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Saturday

Scattered showers, mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday

Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

What was the climate like in the latest reporting period?

The NWS climate summary for metro Atlanta has now been updated with January 2024 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.”

DateHighLowAverageDeparture from normPrecipitation
2024-01-01503442-3.10
2024-01-02543042-30
2024-01-03473139-5.90.03
2024-01-04533443.5-1.30
2024-01-05533242.5-2.20.17
2024-01-065139450.30.7
2024-01-07513643.5-1.1T
2024-01-08523342.5-2.10.44
2024-01-095440472.52.75
2024-01-10513744-0.50
2024-01-11623548.540
2024-01-125642494.50.22
2024-01-13503140.5-40
2024-01-14583044-0.50
2024-01-15614251.570
2024-01-16461832-12.50.4
2024-01-17391326-18.50
2024-01-18512437.5-70
2024-01-19482737.5-7.10.02
2024-01-20321724.5-20.10
2024-01-21411427.5-17.20
2024-01-22502738.5-6.20
2024-01-23524146.51.70.05
2024-01-24634855.510.60.09
2024-01-25726166.521.51.1
2024-01-26696064.519.40
2024-01-27665761.516.30.46
2024-01-285644504.7T
2024-01-29543946.51.10
2024-01-306133471.4T
2024-01-315640482.3T

Climate Almanac for metro Atlanta

This almanac provides information on past climate conditions for today’s date, February 27, 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 TemperatureM6179 in 196229 in 1935
Min TemperatureM4265 in 194413 in 1934
Avg TemperatureM51.470.0 in 194425.0 in 1935
PrecipitationM0.173.04 in 19020.00 in 2021
SnowfallM0.0T in 20080.0 in 2023
Snow DepthMT in 19820 in 2023
HDD (base 65)M1440 in 19350 in 2023
CDD (base 65)M05 in 19440 in 2022
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature63.158.166.4 in 201740.9 in 1895
Avg Min Temperature42.338.848.9 in 201825.9 in 1895
Avg Temperature52.748.457.3 in 201833.4 in 1895
Total Precipitation3.674.3912.68 in 19610.33 in 1978
Total Snowfall0.00.44.4 in 19790.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth04 in 19790 in 2024
Total HDD (base 65)314449846 in 1895230 in 2018
Total CDD (base 65)0127 in 20180 in 2024
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature57.955.963.6 in 201743.6 in 1940
Avg Min Temperature38.437.145.0 in 202323.9 in 1977
Avg Temperature48.146.554.0 in 202334.9 in 1940
Total Precipitation10.108.9819.24 in 19363.04 in 1938
Total Snowfall (since July 1)T1.810.9 in 19360.0 in 2019
Max Snow Depth (since July 1)08 in 19400 in 2024
Total HDD (since July 1)174520663396 in 19771351 in 2017
Total CDD (since Jan 1)2127 in 20180 in 2021

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-02-26
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-02-26
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2024-02-26
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2024-02-26
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2024-02-24

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.

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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