Dangerous weather forecast for Cobb County April 17: Dense fog in the morning, thunderstorms in the evening

That National Weather Service issued a dangerous weather forecast for Cobb County and much of the rest of northern Georgia for Sunday, April 17 with an indication of heavy fog in the morning through 10am and scattered thunderstorms expected afternoon through evening.

What’s in the Dangerous Weather Outlook?

Here is an excerpt from the dangerous weather forecast:

This dangerous weather outlook applies to parts of north and central Georgia.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…

A heavy fog warning applies to much of the north and center

Georgia until 10 a.m. Visibility will be a quarter mile or less

create dangerous driving conditions.

A few showers and thunderstorms are expected later

afternoon into the evening. A few strong storms and one isolated one

severe storms are possible, with damage being the main threat

gusts of wind and hail.

A second wave of scattered showers and thunderstorms is expected

overnight tonight with destructive gusts of wind and hail again

the main dangers. Local flash floods cannot be ruled out

should there be periods of heavy rain on already wet soil.

. DAYS TWO TO SEVEN…Monday to Saturday…

Occasional showers and thunderstorms are expected

Monday. An isolated strong to violent storm is possible.

Which counties are affected by the dangerous weather forecast?

The following districts are listed in the outlook:

Baldwin-Banks-Barrow-Bartow-Bibb-Bleckley-Butts-Carroll-Catoosa-

Chattahoochee-Chatooga-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-

Cities Treutlen Troupe Twiggs Union Upson Walker Walton Warren

Washington-Webster-Wheeler-White-Whitfield-Wilcox-Wilkes-

Wilkinson

What is the recommendation for dense fog?

The dense fog advisory covers a broader area than the general dangerous weather outlook. Here are the districts and the text of the recommendation:

Dade Walker Catoosa Whitfield Murray Fannin Gilmer Union Towns

Chattooga Gordon Pickens Dawson Lumpkin White Floyd Bartow

Cherokee-Forsyth-Hall-Banks-Jackson-Madison-Polk-Paulding-Cobb-

North Fulton Gwinnett Barrow Clarke Oconee Oglethorpe Wilkes

Haralson-Carroll-Douglas-South Fulton-DeKalb-Rockdale-Walton-

Newton-Morgan-Greene-Taliaferro-Heard-Coweta-Fayette-Clayton

Spalding-Henry-Butts-Jasper-Putnam-Hancock-Warren-Squad-

Meriwether-Pike-Upson-Lamar-Monroe-Jones-Baldwin-Washington-

Glascock-Jefferson-Harris-Talbot-Taylor-Crawford-Bibb-Twiggs-

Wilkinson Muscogee Chattahoochee Marion Schley Macon Peach

Houston-Bleckley-Stewart-Webster-Sumter-Dooly-Crisp-Pulaski-

wilcox

Including the cities of Calhoun, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Rome,

Cartersville, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville,

Athens, Carrollton, Douglasville, East Point, Decatur, Conyers,

Covington, Newnan, Peachtree City, Griffin, Milledgeville, Macon,

Columbus, Warner Robins, Lumpkin, Americus and Cordele

338 pm EDT Sun Apr 17, 2022

…THICK FOG NOTICE VALID UNTIL 10AM EDT THIS MORNING…

* WHAT… Visibility a quarter mile or less in heavy fog.

* WHERE…parts of Central, East Central, North Central,

Northeast, Northwest, and West-Central Georgia.

* WHEN… By 10am EDT this morning.

* EFFECTS… Dangerous driving conditions due to poor visibility.

PRECAUTIONS/PREPARATION…

If you drive, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of them

distance in front of you.

About the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) is part of the National Ocean and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA).

The NWS describes its role as follows:

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water and climate forecasts and alerts for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and oceans to protect life and property and strengthen the national economy. These services include forecasts and observations, warnings, impact-based decision support services, and education in an effort to build a weather-ready nation. The ultimate goal is a society that is prepared for and responsive to weather, water and climate events.

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