Weeks of heavy rain that have drenched much of the Southeast have been a blessing at a wildlife refuge that straddles the Georgia-Florida state line. Officials at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge say it's enjoying a swamp water level about a foot higher than average and low fire anxiety.
An upcoming dragboat racing event in Augusta has been canceled because of rising floodwaters along the Savannah River. The Augusta Southern Nationals dragboat races were canceled. The races were scheduled to be held July 19-21.
Forecasters say isolated storms are expected across much of Georgia late Thursday into Friday morning. The National Weather Service projects that the main threats from the storms will be damaging wind, large hail, heavy rain and lightning.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for areas above 1,500 feet in elevation through 5 p.m. Monday. It covers several mountain counties and includes the cities of Blairsville, Dahlonega and Chatsworth.
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.