Oconee County Under Tornado Watch, Wind Advisory

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has extended a tornado watch for much of the state until 8 p.m.

Oconee County is one of 64 Georgia counties that is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m, according to a notice from the National Weather Service. The Weather Channel says this means "conditions are conducive to the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area."

In addition, there is a wind advisory in effect for most of north and central Georgia until midnight. Winds 15-20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph could knock down tree limbs and make driving difficult, the advisory notes.

"It is important to stay aware today," a hazardous weather outlook states. "The line of storms is expected to push into northwest Georgia this morning...track through the ATL metro area by mid afternoon... and along an Athens to Macon to Americus line by early evening."

Patch will provide updates.

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