Cobb County weather forecast for Saturday, May 11, 2024

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The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies here in Cobb County on Saturday, May 11, 2024, with a high near 76 degrees.

Tonight it is expected to be mostly clear, with an overnight low of around 54 degrees.

What you will learn in this article:

  1. The extended forecast for Cobb County
  2. Last month’s climate summary for the metro Atlanta region
  3. The climate almanac for metro Atlanta
  4. What the National Weather Service is, and what it does

What does the extended forecast have in store?

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


Sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.


Mostly clear, with a low around 54. West wind around 5 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Monday Night

Showers likely before 11 p.m, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11 p.m and 2 a.m, then showers likely after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.


Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 76. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Tuesday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Wednesday Night

A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. Mostly clear, with a low around 58.


A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Thursday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.


Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

What was the climate like in the latest reporting period?

The NWS climate summary for metro Atlanta has now been updated with April 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, May 11, 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 TemperatureM8093 in 191658 in 1924
Min TemperatureM6071 in 196345 in 1966
Avg TemperatureM70.082.0 in 191652.5 in 1924
PrecipitationM0.112.58 in 19580.00 in 2022
SnowfallM0.00.0 in 20230.0 in 2023
Snow DepthM0 in 20230 in 2023
HDD (base 65)M112 in 19600 in 2023
CDD (base 65)M617 in 19160 in 2020
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature84.278.887.5 in 195267.6 in 1917
Avg Min Temperature66.158.466.1 in 202448.6 in 1945
Avg Temperature75.268.676.0 in 190258.6 in 1945
Total Precipitation0.891.285.24 in 20030.00 in 2015
Total Snowfall0.00.0T in 19530.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth00 in 20240 in 2024
Total HDD (base 65)01470 in 19450 in 2024
Total CDD (base 65)10454124 in 19022 in 1945
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature66.664.369.0 in 201756.9 in 1940
Avg Min Temperature47.144.449.2 in 188036.6 in 1940
Avg Temperature56.954.359.0 in 201746.8 in 1940
Total Precipitation24.9218.9134.48 in 18818.10 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)204025343831 in 19771690 in 2017
Total CDD (since Jan 1)212137293 in 201225 in 1931

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-05-10
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-05-10
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2024-05-10
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2024-05-09
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2024-05-06

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.”