Cobb County weather forecast for Friday, April 5, 2024

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The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies here in Cobb County on Friday, April 5, 2024, with a high near 60 degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of the region due to freezing temperatures that are expected in Fannin, Union, and Towns Counties through 9 a.m this morning. 

What does the extended forecast have in store?

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


Sunny, with a high near 60. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 


Clear, with a low around 36. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 


Sunny, with a high near 64. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. 


Sunny, with a high near 73. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. 

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.


A slight chance of showers between 9 a.m and 3 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.


A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.

Tuesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.


A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.

Wednesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

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

Climate Almanac for metro Atlanta

This almanac provides information on past climate conditions for today’s date, April 5, 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 TemperatureM7189 in 198836 in 1891
Min TemperatureM5066 in 188028 in 1881
Avg TemperatureM60.476.0 in 202332.5 in 1891
PrecipitationM0.134.27 in 20170.00 in 2023
SnowfallM0.00.0 in 20230.0 in 2023
Snow DepthM0 in 20230 in 2023
HDD (base 65)M632 in 18910 in 2023
CDD (base 65)M111 in 20230 in 2022
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature73.070.783.2 in 197852.4 in 1891
Avg Min Temperature55.849.262.6 in 191032.2 in 1881
Avg Temperature64.459.972.1 in 201242.8 in 1987
Total Precipitation3.410.655.23 in 19570.00 in 2021
Total Snowfall0.00.0T in 19870.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth00 in 20240 in 2024
Total HDD (base 65)1631109 in 19870 in 2012
Total CDD (base 65)15637 in 20120 in 2022
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature62.260.065.8 in 201251.2 in 1895
Avg Min Temperature42.940.546.7 in 188032.1 in 1977
Avg Temperature52.650.356.1 in 202341.8 in 1940
Total Precipitation21.7114.4729.74 in 18817.44 in 1941
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)197724323747 in 19771622 in 2017
Total CDD (since Jan 1)2525137 in 20120 in 2001

Period of Record:

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

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.”