Tuesday, March 5, 2013
After today's thunderstorms, the weather will be cold and windy in Cobb tomorrow.
A thunderstorm watch is in effect for Cobb until 9 p.m., and the East Cobb area already has gotten a good dousing of rain this afternoon. The National Weather Service indicates that a 40 percent chance of rain is possible tonight, most likely before 11 p.m. Temperatures have reached as high as the high 50s this afternoon. But overnight tonight, it's going to get near freezing, with lows in the mid 30s. And for Wednesday, you'll need to stay bundled up. Tomorrow's forecast calls for windy weather, with highs in the Cobb area expected only in the high 40s. Lows tomorrow night will also hover around freezing, in the low 30s. A wind advisory also is in effect for the Cobb area until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday temperatures will be warmer, in …
Monday, February 25, 2013
More heavy rains are expected today and tomorrow, but the sun is expected to return on Wednesday.
Hope you enjoyed the sunshine while it lasted on Sunday. It won't be back again until the middle of the week. A flood watch is in effect for Cobb and the metro Atlanta area through Tuesday night as rain has moved back into the region. The National Weather Service indicated Monday afternoon that nearly a half-inch of rain had fallen in portions of central Georgia by this morning, and that the northern half of the state could expect an inch and a half or more this evening. Widespread minor flooding of medium-sized and larger creeks or rivers, including the Chattahoochee, is possible through the watch period that ends Tuesday evening. The rest of the forecast for Monday calls for a 70 percent chance of showers, with a high in the low 50s. The…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Friday's weather alert begins at 6 a.m. and continues through 1 p.m.
Thursday, January 24
The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for metro Atlanta and portions of north and central Georgia, including Cobb County. Freezing rain or freezing drizzle could cause travel difficulties, especially on bridges and overpasses, according to the NWS advisory. Accumulation is expected to be less than a tenth of an inch. The chance of precipitation Friday morning is 60 percent, with temperatures forecast to be only in the high 30s in the East Cobb area. The line of the potential freezing rain stretches from Carrollton and Newnan to Athens, and includes Marietta. The weekend weather in the Cobb area will be sunny and a bit warmer, with highs on Saturday and Sunday reaching into the high …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Light snowfall arrived in East Cobb on Wednesday, and the forecast extends to north and central Georgia tonight.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Some light snowfall came to East Cobb Wednesday afternoon, the day after a mild but wet Christmas Day. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather advisory for north and central Georgia through this evening. No accumulation is expected, except for areas in the north Georgia mountains, and no more than a quarter of an inch. Metro Atlanta missed the threat of tornadoes that swept across the Gulf Coast area on Christmas Day, stretching from Houston to Mobile. As heavy rains on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and into Wednesday faded into light showers, temperatures dropped into the high 30s in East Cobb by mid-Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing, to around 30 degrees, Wednesday night, with partly …
Monday, December 24, 2012
The possibility of isolated severe thunderstorms is in the forecast for late Tuesday, and heavy rain will continue through Wednesday.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Rainy weather on Monday will continue on Christmas Day, and some stormy conditions are a possibility for late Tuesday night. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather alert Monday indicating that a large band of severe thunderstorms will be making its way through north and central Georgia, most likely from late Christmas evening into the overnight and early morning hours on Wednesday. The NWS alert indicated that the main concern is the possibility of isolated tornadoes and damaging winds exceeding 60 mph. Tonight there is a chance of dense fog after 11 p.m. The metro Atlanta forecast calls for 100 percent rain on Tuesday and around 80 percent Wednesdsay. Highs are expected to reach the low 60s on Tuesday and the upper 50s by…
Friday, March 2, 2012
Friday storms reportedly caused heavy damage to the Home Depot store and shut down Roswell Road near East Cobb Park.
Updated: 10:45 p.m. Friday A powerful storm containing a tornado swept through East Cobb Friday night, knocking out power and causing damage in the Walton High School area, according to television reports and citizens. There were no confirmed reports of a tornado touching down in East Cobb, but the Home Depot location at the Providence Square Shopping Center was seriously damaged. There were reports of heavy damage around East Cobb Park that prompted Cobb Police to shut down Roswell Road between Old Canton Road and Providence Road. Terry Frost, an East Cobb Patch Facebook follower, wrote at 10:45 p.m. Friday that "HD got hit fairly hard, I was inside....tomorrow will look bad." On Twitter, East Cobber Brian Benvie (@BBenvie) posted at 10…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The statewide drill involving state and federal agencies is slated for 9 a.m., and here's how you can prepare.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
With Assistance from the Georgia Emergency Management Administration, the National Weather Service is conducting a statewide tornado drill Wedesday morning to help citizens prepare for the event of potentially deadly storms. The Ready Georgia campaign includes a full range of safety tips and drills to follow in case of tornadoes and tornado-like weather. The drill begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, and participants will include commercial television and radio. Citizens may also monitor NOAA Weather Radio or download the Ready Georgia mobile app, which has alerts, safety checklists, and personalized contact and other information. The drill also will include descriptions of the differences between tornado watches and tornado warnings, as issued …
Friday, April 15, 2011
Heavy rain, winds, hail knock out power in area; possible tornado activity unconfirmed.
An intense and powerful storm system pushed through East Cobb Friday night, knocking out electric power to portions of the area and dumping heavy rain and damaging hail. A tornado warning was issued until around 8:30 p.m., as the storm rolled through metro Atlanta quickly. A second severe thunderstorm warning in Cobb expired at 9:30 p.m., but the area remained on alert. Cobb and most of north and central Georgia remained under a tornado watch until 6 a.m. Saturday, as more storms moved into the state from Alabama. In East Cobb there have been scattered reports of golfball-size hail, along with wind damage, but no official confirmation of any tornado touching down. Power was reported out along a stretch of Lower Roswell Road from the …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Rains expected through Thursday afternoon; many waterways already overflowing.
Cobb and most of north Georgia remains under a flood watch for today and through Thursday afternoon, as heavy rains that moved into the area Tuesday evening are overflowing rivers, lakes and streams. The National Weather Service, which has issued flood warnings for Fulton and Gwinnett counties, also issued a wind advisory that expired at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday and included Cobb. Wind gusts of up to 35 mph were accompanying the storm. An estimated two inches of rain has already fallen throughout north Georgia, and another 1-2 inches is expected today and into this evening. Temperatures are expected to reach into the low 60s today. The forecast for north and central Georgia calls for a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms through tonight and …
Monday, January 10, 2011
Cancellations abound as effects from winter storm could last all week.
Updated: 11:14 a.m. Tuesday A major winter storm that blanketed nearly half a foot of snow across most of north Georgia Sunday night has prompted a mass of school and business closings and event and meeting cancellations as authorities warned motorists to stay off icy roads. For a second consecutive day, classes in the Cobb County School District have been canceled for Tuesday. The same goes for a number of private schools in East Cobb that have reported closures, including Mt. Bethel Christian Academy and The Walker School. Kennesaw State University, Life University, Southern Polytechnic University and Chattahoochee Tech also have canceled Tuesday classes. Cobb County government was closed on Monday, and reopened at 10 a.m. Tuesday. …