The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather forecast for Cobb County and other parts of northern Georgia on July 16 due to the possibility of storms, some of which could be strong to severe.
The statement gives the following details:
This hazardous weather forecast is for parts of northern and central Georgia.
.DAY ONE…Today and tonight…
Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible with this
afternoon and until evening in much of the north and center
Georgia. Some isolated storms could become strong to severe with
strong to damaging gusts of wind, frequent and heavy lightning
precipitation as main threats.
.TWO TO SEVEN DAYS… Sunday to Friday…
Scattered thunderstorms will be possible each afternoon and
evening over much of the forecast area this week. Isolated
storms could become strong, capable of producing gusty winds and
frequent flashes. Heavy rain associated with these thunderstorms
could also lead to localized flash floods.
The following counties are included in the hazardous weather forecast:
Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Emanuel, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, North Fulton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Rockdale, Schley, South Fulton, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Telfair, Toombs, Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson
This outlook should continue over the next few days.
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.
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