Cobb County weather forecast for Thursday, May 30, 2024

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The National Weather Service forecasts partly sunny skies here in Cobb County on Thursday, May 30, 2024, with a high near 82 degrees.

Tonight it is expected to be clear, with an overnight low of around 59 degrees.

What you will read 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.


Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. 


Clear, with a low around 59. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. 


Sunny, with a high near 84. East wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind around 5 mph. 


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. 

Saturday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m, then a slight chance of showers between 11 p.m and 2 a.m, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.


A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.


A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.


A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.


A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

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 30, 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 TemperatureM8494 in 189863 in 1984
Min TemperatureM6574 in 201944 in 1984
Avg TemperatureM74.783.5 in 194153.5 in 1984
PrecipitationM0.122.03 in 19590.00 in 2023
SnowfallM0.00.0 in 20230.0 in 2023
Snow DepthM0 in 20230 in 2023
HDD (base 65)M011 in 19840 in 2023
CDD (base 65)M1019 in 19410 in 2005
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature83.281.086.3 in 196273.4 in 1917
Avg Min Temperature65.761.266.7 in 201953.2 in 1954
Avg Temperature74.471.176.2 in 201963.7 in 1954
Total Precipitation2.953.439.94 in 20030.30 in 1914
Total Snowfall0.00.0T in 19530.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth00 in 20240 in 2024
Total HDD (base 65)022117 in 19170 in 2024
Total CDD (base 65)281205349 in 201957 in 1997
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature68.766.670.8 in 201759.1 in 1895
Avg Min Temperature49.446.751.2 in 188039.3 in 1940
Avg Temperature59.056.660.9 in 201749.6 in 1940
Total Precipitation26.9821.0638.97 in 192910.91 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)204025423832 in 19771690 in 2017
Total CDD (since Jan 1)389288474 in 201298 in 1976

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-05-29
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-05-29
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2024-05-29
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2024-05-28
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2024-05-26

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.”