Cobb County weather forecast for Saturday, May 4, 2024

Cobb weather June 27: Photo of cloudy skies above a residential street

The National Weather Service forecasts mostly cloudy skies here in Cobb County on Saturday, May 4, 2024, with a high near 78 degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of the region due to scattered showers and thunderstorms that are expected today. A few strong storms will be possible with locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and frequent lightning.

What does the extended forecast have in store?

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

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 2 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Sunday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Sunday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 5 mph.

Monday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Thursday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

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
2024-04-01786571.5120
2024-04-02816472.512.82.66
2024-04-03685059-0.90.75
2024-04-04654454.5-5.70
2024-04-05644353.5-6.90
2024-04-06664053-7.70
2024-04-07744559.5-1.40
2024-04-08765565.54.30
2024-04-096658620.60.69
2024-04-10736066.54.80.26
2024-04-117555653.10.21
2024-04-12695160-2.20
2024-04-13774862.500
2024-04-14855469.56.80
2024-04-15845971.58.50
2024-04-16846172.59.30
2024-04-178066739.50.08
2024-04-188561739.20
2024-04-19866776.512.5T
2024-04-207957683.70.5
2024-04-21605055-9.60.52
2024-04-22674455.5-9.30
2024-04-23724659-6.10
2024-04-24765465-0.4T
2024-04-258056682.40
2024-04-26826171.55.60
2024-04-277761692.80
2024-04-28796069.53.10
2024-04-297959692.30
2024-04-3078647140.06

Climate Almanac for metro Atlanta

This almanac provides information on past climate conditions for today’s date, May 4, 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 TemperatureM7892 in 190256 in 1967
Min TemperatureM5869 in 199037 in 1971
Avg TemperatureM68.179.5 in 190250.0 in 1945
PrecipitationM0.123.40 in 20130.00 in 2023
SnowfallM0.00.0 in 20230.0 in 2023
Snow DepthM0 in 20230 in 2023
HDD (base 65)M115 in 19450 in 2022
CDD (base 65)M415 in 19020 in 2023
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature86.078.089.3 in 195259.3 in 1921
Avg Min Temperature65.057.467.8 in 201043.3 in 1971
Avg Temperature75.567.777.5 in 199051.8 in 1921
Total PrecipitationT0.483.80 in 20210.00 in 2023
Total Snowfall0.00.0T in 19530.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth00 in 20240 in 2024
Total HDD (base 65)0652 in 19210 in 2024
Total CDD (base 65)321751 in 19900 in 2023
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature65.763.568.6 in 201755.3 in 1940
Avg Min Temperature46.043.648.7 in 201735.5 in 1940
Avg Temperature55.853.558.6 in 201745.4 in 1940
Total Precipitation24.0318.1134.47 in 18817.96 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)204025273821 in 19771667 in 2017
Total CDD (since Jan 1)140100249 in 201217 in 2005

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-05-03
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-05-03
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2024-05-03
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2024-05-03
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2024-05-03

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.”