Cobb weather update: January 2, possibility of brief isolated tornadoes


The National Weather Service updated its weather forecast for Cobb County this morning, but there is still a dangerous outlook for the weather, with a possibility of brief isolated tornadoes.

Here is the published outlook for Cobb County and much of North Georgia:


Today and tonight …

A line of showers and thunderstorms will pass through parts of northern and central Georgia today. Some of the storms could become strong to severe. The main threats will be destructive gusts of wind, periods of heavy rain and brief isolated tornadoes. A winter weather advisory is in effect from midnight tonight to 9 a.m. Monday for parts of far northern Georgia. Rain showers turning to snow are possible from tonight. Slow down and be careful when driving as the roads can be dangerous. .


Monday to Saturday…

Flurries are possible until early Monday morning, particularly in areas of high terrain in the mountains of northern Georgia. Up to two inches of snow is possible and winds could blow up to 35 mph at altitudes above 2,000 feet. Snow accumulations of up to an inch are possible elsewhere. Be careful when driving as the roads can get slippery. .


Observer activation is requested for today in parts of northern and central Georgia.

7 day forecast

Here is the 7-day weather forecast from the NWS, centered on Dobbins ARB in Marietta:

Today Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then possibility of showers. High near 65. Wind west 5 to 10 mph, with gusts of up to 15 mph. The probability of precipitation is 80%. The new amounts of precipitation are between a tenth and a quarter of an inch, except possible higher amounts during a thunderstorm.

Tonight Showers, mainly before 4 a.m. Low around 33. Wind northwest 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could be blowing up to 30 mph. The probability of precipitation is 90%. Further precipitation is possible between one-half and three-quarters of an inch.

Monday 10 percent chance of showers before 7:00 am. Mainly sunny, with a high near 42. Wind northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts of up to 30 mph.

Monday evening Mainly clear, to a low around 30. Wind northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 47. Wind southeast 5 to 10 mph, with gusts of up to 15 mph.

Tuesday evening Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

Wednesday evening A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Thusday Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a maximum near 50. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday evening 30 percent chance of showers before 1 am. Partly cloudy, with a low of around 25.

Friday Sunny, with a high near 41.

Friday night Usually clear, with a low around 27.

SaturdaySunny, with a high near 49.

About the National Meteorological 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 meteorological, hydrological, and climatic forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters, and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the improvement of the national economy. These services include forecasts and observations, warnings, impact-based decision support services, and education with the goal of building a weather-ready nation. The ultimate goal is to have a society that is prepared for and reacts to weather, hydrological and climatic events.

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