The National Weather Service has released dangerous weather forecasts for Cobb County due to thunderstorms expected in northern and central Georgia on Thursday, August 25.
The statement gives the following details:
This hazardous weather forecast is for parts of northern and central Georgia.
.DAY ONE…Today and tonight…
Scattered thunderstorms are expected today in the north and
Central Georgia. Some storms can get can get strong with
locally heavy rain the main threat, although gusty winds and
frequent flashes are also possible. An isolated flash flood can
occur with heavy rainfall.
.TWO TO SEVEN DAYS…Friday to Wednesday…
Numerous scattered thunderstorms are possible through Monday.
Every day a few storms could become strong capable of producing
gusty winds, locally heavy rains and frequent lightning.
Localized flash floods and flooding of rivers and streams
also be possible, especially in areas that receive multiple towers
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
The conditions should remain the same at least until next Monday.
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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