LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Karen is expected to move across Georgia later this weekend.
Most of the rainfall is expected in middle and south Georgia beginning Sunday afternoon, and pecan growers are keeping a close eye on how the weather might affect the state's crop.
Roy Goodson tells WALB-TV 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.
Forecasters expect Karen to be near the central Gulf Coast on Saturday, likely as a weak hurricane or tropical storm.