Cobb County weather forecast for Saturday, March 16, 2024

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

The National Weather Service forecasts mostly cloudy skies here in Cobb County on Saturday, March 16, 2024, with a high near 72 degrees.

Tonight it is expected to be partly cloudy, with an overnight low of around 52 degrees.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

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

Today

Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind around 5 mph.

Sunday

Showers likely, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Sunday Night

Showers likely before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 29.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 57.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with a low around 39.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 68.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

What was the climate like in the latest reporting period?

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



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
2024-02-016333482.20
2024-02-02704155.59.50
2024-02-036246547.80
2024-02-04504246-0.30.51
2024-02-05594250.540.07
2024-02-06654052.55.80
2024-02-075937481.10
2024-02-08563947.50.40
2024-02-096347557.70
2024-02-1066566113.50.06
2024-02-1168606416.30.59
2024-02-126149557.12.25
2024-02-135741490.9T
2024-02-14663751.53.20
2024-02-156941556.50
2024-02-16655057.58.70
2024-02-17573646.5-2.50.01
2024-02-18533142-7.20
2024-02-19623950.510
2024-02-20623749.5-0.20
2024-02-2166385220
2024-02-227044576.80
2024-02-2368546110.60.18
2024-02-24664354.53.80
2024-02-25643449-1.90
2024-02-26734458.57.30
2024-02-27735664.513.1T
2024-02-28754459.57.80.22
2024-02-29533845.5-6.30

Climate Almanac for metro Atlanta

This almanac provides information on past climate conditions for today’s date, March 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 TemperatureM6684 in 194534 in 1900
Min TemperatureM4564 in 200218 in 1890
Avg TemperatureM55.671.5 in 201628.0 in 1890
PrecipitationM0.154.32 in 19900.00 in 2023
SnowfallM0.00.0 in 20230.0 in 2023
Snow DepthM0 in 20230 in 2023
HDD (base 65)M1037 in 18900 in 2016
CDD (base 65)M17 in 20160 in 2023
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature67.463.973.9 in 197440.6 in 1960
Avg Min Temperature49.943.753.3 in 197325.4 in 1960
Avg Temperature58.653.862.2 in 197333.0 in 1960
Total Precipitation6.952.5510.55 in 18800.09 in 1970
Total Snowfall0.00.34.8 in 19600.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth04 in 19930 in 2024
Total HDD (base 65)95185508 in 196053 in 1973
Total CDD (base 65)4633 in 20160 in 2018
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature60.157.764.2 in 202347.3 in 1940
Avg Min Temperature41.038.646.3 in 188027.6 in 1977
Avg Temperature50.648.255.0 in 202338.1 in 1940
Total Precipitation17.2711.6924.40 in 19905.48 in 1941
Total Snowfall (since July 1)T2.110.9 in 19360.0 in 2019
Max Snow Depth (since July 1)08 in 19400 in 2024
Total HDD (since July 1)186422783619 in 19771578 in 2017
Total CDD (since Jan 1)6840 in 20230 in 2010

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-03-15
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-03-15
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2024-03-15
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2024-03-14
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2024-03-09

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.”