Karen brings rain, no severe weather to Middle Georgia

awomack@macon.comOctober 7, 2013 

Despite previous forecasts of severe weather, Tropical Storm Karen fizzled into a rain event.

The storm dumped less than a half inch of rain between 8 and 10 p.m. Sunday, according to National Weather Service gauges at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

Only trace amounts were reported at the airport during the day Monday and Robins Air Force Base. Very little rain was reported at the base Sunday.

While meteorologists saw areas of weak rotation Sunday night north of the Atlanta metro area, no tornado warnings were issued and there haven’t been any reports of damage, said Laura Belanger, a meteorologist at the NWS Peachtree City office.

Belanger said meteorologists expected the remaining weather effects of Tropical Storm Karen to clear Middle Georgia by the end of Monday night.

More seasonable weather, including cooler temperatures, will be ushered into the region Tuesday by a cold front.

Temperatures are forecast to top out at about 70 degrees Tuesday and reach into the mid-50s Tuesday night.

Belanger said Macon has a slight short-term rain deficit of about two-tenths of an inch, although the area has a more than 24-inch surplus for the year.

To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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