Fri., June 7, 2013 7:44am (EDT)

Andrea Makes Soft Landing In Georgia
By Adam Ragusea
Updated: 1 year ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Clouds gathered over New Bern, N.C. as the outer reaches of Tropical Storm Andrea approached. (Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zrfraileyphotography/">Zach Frailey</a> via Flickr)
Clouds gathered over New Bern, N.C. as the outer reaches of Tropical Storm Andrea approached. (Photo: Zach Frailey via Flickr)
Much of southern and central Georgia received heavy rainfall Thursday night into Friday morning courtesy of Tropical Storm Andrea, but not much in the way of heavy winds.

"We've generally been seeing one to two inches, which normally wouldn't be too much for us to handle," said Jason Deese, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. "But seeing the rainfall that we’ve had over previous days, when you add that up we have been having some flooding concerns over portions of east-central and southeast Georgia."

Georgia Emergency Management Agency officials report a few trees down and some water on roadways but nothing major.

A flood watch remains in effect for much of east Georgia through Friday evening. The first named storm of the season "is going to slowly lift off to the northeast, which is going to take the rain with it," Deese said. "We’re going to slowly see the rain diminish over east-central Georgia and then eventually just lift out completely."

Much of the state will experience showers and thunderstorms later Friday afternoon, "but that’s from a separate system that’s going to be moving across the area," Deese said.