The National Weather Service forecast a 90% chance of rain here in Cobb County on Sunday, August 21, with a high of nearly 83 degrees.

A dangerous weather outlook was issued for the county, due to the risk of gusty winds, heavy local precipitation and frequent lightning.

Extended forecast

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

Sunday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 83. Wind light southwest becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. The chance of precipitation is 90%. Further rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half inch are possible.

Sunday night

Showers likely and maybe a thunderstorm before 11 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 p.m. Mainly cloudy, with a low around 69. Wind southwest around 8 kph becoming calm after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday

50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Wind west around 5 mph.

Monday evening

20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 am. Mainly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Tuesday

A slight chance of showers between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with highs near 85. Chance of precipitation 30%.

Tuesday evening

30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Wednesday

40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Wednesday evening

Chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m., then slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with highs near 84. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday evening

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy with a low of around 69. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday

50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Friday night

30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Saturday

Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with highs near 85.

July 2022 climate summary for the Atlanta area

The NWS Climate Summary for Metro Atlanta has now been updated with July figures.

In an article titled What is the difference between climate and weather?the National Ocean Service describes the difference as follows:

The weather is what you see outside on a particular day. So, for example, it can be 75° degrees and sunny or 20° degrees with heavy snow. It’s time.

The climate is the average of this weather. For example, you can expect snow in the northeast in January or heat and humidity in the southeast in July. It’s the climate. The climatic record also includes extreme values ​​such as record temperatures or record amounts of precipitation. If you’ve ever heard your local meteorologist say “today we hit a record high for this day,” she’s talking about weather records.

So when we talk about climate change, we are talking about changes in the long-term averages of daily weather patterns. In most places, the weather can change from minute to minute, hour to hour, day to day, and season to season. Climate, however, is the average of weather patterns over time and space.

The climate report for the Atlanta area for the previous month shows the deviation from the average temperatures for that month. The average temperature for a date is the average over a period of 30 years.

Date High Down Medium Departure from normal Precipitation
2022-07-01 83 74 78.5 -1.6 0.01
2022-07-02 91 72 81.5 1.3 0
2022-07-03 92 73 82.5 2.2 0.59
2022-07-04 93 73 83 2.6 1.69
2022-07-05 93 73 83 2.5 0.15
2022-07-06 94 77 85.5 4.9 J
2022-07-07 94 76 85 4.4 J
2022-07-08 94 74 84 3.3 0.02
2022-07-09 88 74 81 0.2 0.04
2022-07-10 87 72 79.5 -1.3 0.17
2022-07-11 81 72 76.5 -4.4 J
2022-07-12 88 73 80.5 -0.5 0
2022-07-13 91 74 82.5 1.5 0.25
2022-07-14 90 73 81.5 0.5 0
2022-07-15 91 71 81 -0.1 0
2022-07-16 90 71 80.5 -0.6 0
2022-07-17 90 73 81.5 0.4 0
2022-07-18 93 73 83 1.8 0.15
2022-07-19 87 69 78 -3.2 0.59
2022-07-20 92 74 83 1.8 J
2022-07-21 79 72 75.5 -5.7 0.11
2022-07-22 90 71 80.5 -0.7 0.13
2022-07-23 91 71 81 -0.2 J
2022-07-24 93 74 83.5 2.2 0
2022-07-25 91 74 82.5 1.2 0
2022-07-26 92 74 83 1.8 0
2022-07-27 93 74 83.5 2.3 0
2022-07-28 91 75 83 1.8 0.01
2022-07-29 94 75 84.5 3.3 0.23
2022-07-30 90 72 81 -0.2 0.03
2022-07-31 92 71 81.5 0.3 0

For more information on the climate of our region, visit the NWS Climate FAQ for the Atlanta area.

About the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) is 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 with the goal of building a nation ready for severe weather. The ultimate goal is to have a society that is prepared and responsive to weather, water and climate events.

Read all of Cobb County Courier’s climate and weather coverage by following this link.