Tue., February 12, 2013 12:00pm (EST)

Flooding Forecast For Macon Tuesday
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Forecasters have issued a flood warning for the Ocmulgee River in Macon. The river is forecast to rise above its 18-foot flood stage by Tuesday night and continue to rise to near 19.4 feet by early Thursday afternoon. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/scubabix/5818058765/>Rob Bixby via Flickr</a>.)
Forecasters have issued a flood warning for the Ocmulgee River in Macon. The river is forecast to rise above its 18-foot flood stage by Tuesday night and continue to rise to near 19.4 feet by early Thursday afternoon. (Photo Courtesy of Rob Bixby via Flickr.)
Forecasters have issued a flood warning for the Ocmulgee River in Macon.

The National Weather Service said the river was at 16.4 feet and rising at 2 a.m. Tuesday.

The river is forecast to rise above its 18-foot flood stage by Tuesday night and continue to rise to near 19.4 feet by early Thursday afternoon.

At 19 feet, forecasters said the Macon Greenway Ocmulgee Heritage Trail will begin to flood in areas just north of the Fifth Street Bridge in Macon. Parts of the Charles Jones Gateway Park are also expected to be flooded.