Cobb County weather forecast for Friday, April 26, 2024

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The National Weather Service forecasts partly sunny skies here in Cobb County on Friday, April 26, 2024, with a high near 78 degrees.

Tonight it is expected to be mostly cloudy, with an overnight low of around 61 degrees.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

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


Partly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 


Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 


Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 58.


Sunny, with a high near 84.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.


A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tuesday Night

A slight chance of thunderstorms before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Wednesday Night

A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly clear, with a low around 62.


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 87.

What was the climate like in the latest reporting period?

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

Climate Almanac for metro Atlanta

This almanac provides information on past climate conditions for today’s date, April 26, 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 TemperatureM7692 in 198651 in 1978
Min TemperatureM5567 in 192536 in 1910
Avg TemperatureM65.976.5 in 192546.0 in 1910
PrecipitationM0.122.55 in 19440.00 in 2021
SnowfallM0.00.0 in 20230.0 in 2023
Snow DepthM0 in 20230 in 2023
HDD (base 65)M219 in 19100 in 2021
CDD (base 65)M312 in 19250 in 2023
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature74.873.378.2 in 199460.5 in 1901
Avg Min Temperature54.151.957.8 in 192543.2 in 1907
Avg Temperature64.562.667.2 in 192552.3 in 1907
Total Precipitation5.673.3211.86 in 19790.25 in 1915
Total Snowfall0.00.0T in 20220.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth00 in 20240 in 2024
Total HDD (base 65)79112324 in 190736 in 1981
Total CDD (base 65)7250131 in 19250 in 1901
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature64.662.567.8 in 201754.5 in 1940
Avg Min Temperature44.942.648.1 in 188034.7 in 1940
Avg Temperature54.752.657.8 in 201744.6 in 1940
Total Precipitation23.9717.1433.80 in 18817.95 in 1986
Total Snowfall (since July 1)T2.210.9 in 19360.0 in 2019
Max Snow Depth (since July 1)08 in 19400 in 2024
Total HDD (since July 1)204025133810 in 19771666 in 2017
Total CDD (since Jan 1)8269164 in 20122 in 1901

Period of Record:

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

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.”