Tropical rain headed for Middle Georgia

Tropical rain headed for Middle Georgia

lfabian@macon.comOctober 4, 2013 

Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected in Middle Georgia late Sunday into Monday with Tropical Storm Karen.

The storm is expected to make landfall on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico this weekend and track northeast across the state.

The National Weather Service posted a Hazardous Weather Outlook for downpours, winds gusting to 35 mph and the possibility of isolated tornadoes for Macon, Warner Robins and the midstate region.

Although Macon’s yearly precipitation is still 2 feet above normal, between Sept. 1 and Oct. 3, the city is 2.13 inches below normal rainfall.

The tropical system could make up for that short-term deficit and refresh lawns and gardens.

By Tuesday, much drier air is expected to move into the state.

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