Minor flooding on Ocmulgee River

Monday's heavy rains brought the Ocmulgee River out of its banks and a flood warning is posted until at least Friday.

With two inches of rain, the water level doubled and rose to flood stage of 18 feet at about 7:30 p.m. Monday before reaching an initial crest of 19.82 feet this morning at 2:15 p.m.

The river level is dropping a bit but after today's rain another crest of 19.9 feet is expected Thursday morning with the river dropping below flood stage sometime Friday, according to The National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service. That forecast will likely change depending on the amount of rain receives in the Macon area and northern watershed. Right now forecasters say the chance of rain is not as promising today as once thought.

At 19 feet the lowest sections of Macon's Gateway park are under water and the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail floods north of the Otis Redding Bridge.