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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:00am

Tropical Storm Karen Expected In GA

Updated: 1 year ago.
Tropical storm Karen could bring heavy rain to middle and south Georgia beginning Sunday afternoon. (Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Karen is expected to move across Georgia this weekend.

Forecasters expect Karen to be near the central Gulf Coast on Saturday, likely as a weak hurricane or tropical storm.

Most of the rainfall is expected in middle and south Georgia beginning Sunday afternoon.

Georgia’s pecan growers are keeping a close eye on how the weather might affect the state's crop.

Roy Goodson says his pecan trees are full of nuts that will be ready to harvest in three to four weeks. He says a storm with strong winds could be devastating.

Goodson adds this year's pecan crop has already been an expensive one because growers had to spray chemicals to fight insects and disease brought on by persistent summer rains.