ATLANTA - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for multiple counties in middle and east central Georgia because of Hurricane Michael's forecasted trek through Georgia.
Already, the state has seen a handful of Tornado Warnings. Upson and Crawford counties had a warning around 4 p.m. The National Weather Service said there was a radar indicated debris field associated with the cell, but a survey team will need to visit the site to confirm a tornado touched down and how powerful.
Crawford County officials said a possible tornado damaged five homes near Roberta. The county's emergency management director said it touched down on Highway 128 and knocked down power lines and trees. No injuries were reported.
About two hours later, around 6:35 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Fulton, Cobb, and Douglas counties. The FOX 5 Storm Team tracked the storm and did see some indications there may have been a tornado, but no immediate word of damage. The signature was over East Point, Adams Park, and the Cascade Heights area.
Isolated tornadoes continue to be possible as the center of Hurricane Michael moves into Middle Georgia Wednesday evening.
A Tornado Watch has been issued until 2 AM for middle & east central Georgia & includes the following counties in our area: Barrow, Butts, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Rockdale, Walton, Jasper, Putnam, Greene, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Pike, Lamar, Upson, Meriwether & Spalding pic.twitter.com/9rvq8hcjMc— Jeff Hill (@jeffhillfox5) October 10, 2018
The counties involved in the watch are Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Columbia, Cook, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Grady, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Jenkins, Lanier, Lee, Liberty, Lincoln, Long, Lowndes, McDuffie, McIntosh, Miller, Mitchell, Pierce, Quitman, Randolph, Richmond, Screven, Seminole, Tattnall, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Ware, Wayne, and Worth counties.
The watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Thursday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report