Tornado watch issued for Bibb, Houston and other area counties

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Bibb, Houston and other area counties.

The watch extends until 2 p.m. All counties to the east of Bibb and Houston are included in the watch, as well as portions of counties to the west.

The watch covers a large area of the east half of Georgia stretching from Americus to Tennessee.

A watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms that could produce a tornado.