Much of Middle Georgia is under a tornado watch until midnight.
The National Weather Service has issued several advisories this afternoon, cautioning people to be alert for dangerous weather. Areas covered by the warnings include Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Dodge, Houston, Jones, Lamar, Macon, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties.
People should be alert to changing weather conditions and look for approaching storms. Signs of danger include a dark or greenish sky; large hail; a large, dark, low-lying cloud that could be rotating; or a loud roar like a freight train. If you see the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says.
The National Weather Service said thunderstorms should hit the area between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m., and some thunderstorms could be severe. Friday will be nicer, with clear skies later in the day and a high near 64, but wind gusts up to 25 mph.