Much of Middle Georgia is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
Isolated severe storms are possible south of Columbus to Athens, with the main threats being damaging wind, possible hail and perhaps a brief tornado or two, the weather service said.
Midstate counties included in the warning are: Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Crawford, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Emanuel, Houston, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Macon, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Richmond, Sumter, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson.
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