Mid-day weather update: heavy rain, fallen trees




Current rainfall total (2:03 p.m.)
Flint River at Bainbridge (USGS): 3.86 inches

Here’s what we know so far regarding the stormy weather affecting Southwest Georgia on Tuesday.

In Decatur County, there was minor storm-related damage. Decatur County Public Works removed fallen trees from Robert Stephens Road, Sanders Road and Pine Hill Road on Tuesday morning, Public Works Superintendent Dennis Medley said.

Medley said that as of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the rain gauge at the Decatur County Public Works office in Bainbridge had recorded about 1.5 inches of rain, since the rain began Monday night.

The only road closure in Decatur County at midday on Tuesday was Georgia Highway 309 South, just south of John Johnson School. The closure was due to power lines falling across the road.

A flash flood watch is still in effect for Southwest Georgia until 4 p.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service says rainfall amounts could total anywhere between 2-5 inches in some areas.

A tornado warning was issued in Tallahassee, Fla., at around 10 a.m. Tuesday, but was lifted at 10:30 a.m. without incident.

At noon on Tuesday, the worst-looking stormy weather appeared to be traveling north-northeast along a line from Tallahassee, Fla., to Cairo and Thomasville in Georgia.

So far, we have received no word of any early school closures.

Stay tuned to sowegalive.com and our Flint Media stations, including Live 101.9 FM, for any breaking weather updates later this afternoon.

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