Cobb County weather forecast for Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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The National Weather Service forecasts mostly sunny skies here in Cobb County on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, with a high near 88 degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of the region due to isolated to scattered thunderstorms that are possible in far north Georgia late this afternoon with chances increasing further late tonight.

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.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.


Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 p.m, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 1 p.m and 5 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind 5 to 10 mph.


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around 51.


Sunny, with a high near 76.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 53.


Sunny, with a high near 77.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.


A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

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 8, 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 TemperatureM7994 in 194057 in 1917
Min TemperatureM5968 in 200940 in 1890
Avg TemperatureM69.280.0 in 194051.0 in 1917
PrecipitationM0.114.34 in 19690.00 in 2021
SnowfallM0.00.0 in 20230.0 in 2023
Snow DepthM0 in 20230 in 2023
HDD (base 65)M114 in 19170 in 2023
CDD (base 65)M515 in 19400 in 2022
Month-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature85.078.590.1 in 195265.5 in 1921
Avg Min Temperature65.758.066.5 in 201247.6 in 1945
Avg Temperature75.468.276.7 in 190256.8 in 1921
Total Precipitation0.040.945.04 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)01168 in 19210 in 2024
Total CDD (base 65)743796 in 19020 in 1945
Year-to-Date SummaryObservedNormalRecord HighestRecord Lowest
Avg Max Temperature66.364.068.8 in 201256.4 in 1940
Avg Min Temperature46.644.048.9 in 201236.1 in 1940
Avg Temperature56.454.058.8 in 201246.3 in 1940
Total Precipitation24.0718.5734.48 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)204025323821 in 19771690 in 2017
Total CDD (since Jan 1)182120292 in 201220 in 2005

Period of Record:

  • Max Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-05-07
  • Min Temperature : 1878-10-04 to 2024-05-07
  • Precipitation : 1878-10-01 to 2024-05-07
  • Snowfall : 1928-12-25 to 2024-05-07
  • 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.”