UPDATE: Midstate expected to see heavy rain, little else today

Despite forecasts of severe weather for this morning, the midstate has managed to go relatively unscathed except for heavy rain.

Middle Georgia is under a tornado watch until 7 p.m., and rain is expected to continue into the afternoon, said Stephen Konarik, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

Konarik said while the midstate wasn't expected to get more than heavy rain today, the National Weather Service is keeping an eye on the back edge of the storm front, which is heading from the Georgia-Alabama border in a northeast direction. Konarik said some of that front might catch parts of the midstate about 1 or 2 p.m.

This morning, Macon and Bibb County officials recorded a few traffic accidents, but nothing major. Macon police reported some flooding at Broadway and Antioch Road, but weren't aware of any road closings.

There were no reports of storm damage or power outages, according to a spokesman with the Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency.

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