Cobb County weather forecast for Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Cobb weather May 18: Photo of cloudy skies above a residential street

The National Weather Service forecasts cloudy skies here in Cobb County on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, with a high near 75 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 will develop in the region this afternoon and linger into this evening. 

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.

Today

Showers likely, mainly between 10 a.m and 11 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Friday

A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. High near 78. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Friday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 2 a.m, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. Low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

Monday

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

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 14, 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 TemperatureM8191 in 201856 in 1954
Min TemperatureM6172 in 199541 in 1917
Avg TemperatureM70.780.0 in 202352.5 in 1917
PrecipitationM0.121.61 in 19420.00 in 2023
SnowfallM0.00.0 in 20230.0 in 2023
Snow DepthM0 in 20230 in 2023
HDD (base 65)M112 in 19540 in 2023
CDD (base 65)M615 in 20230 in 2021
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature82.079.286.7 in 195566.9 in 1917
Avg Min Temperature64.558.965.7 in 190549.3 in 1917
Avg Temperature73.269.075.9 in 190258.1 in 1917
Total Precipitation0.921.615.81 in 1989T in 2015
Total Snowfall0.00.0T in 19530.0 in 2024
Max Snow Depth00 in 20240 in 2024
Total HDD (base 65)01699 in 19170 in 2024
Total CDD (base 65)11072155 in 19023 in 1960
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature66.864.769.3 in 201757.3 in 1895
Avg Min Temperature47.444.749.5 in 188037.0 in 1940
Avg Temperature57.154.759.3 in 201747.2 in 1940
Total Precipitation24.9519.2434.48 in 18818.31 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)204025373832 in 19771690 in 2017
Total CDD (since Jan 1)218155305 in 201225 in 1931

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-05-13
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-05-13
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2024-05-13
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2024-05-12
  • Snow Depth : 1928-12-25 to 2024-05-12

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.”