7:15 a.m. The tornado warning for Russell County has been cancelled by the National Weather Service. That happened about 7:10 a.m.
It has now started to rain heavily in downtown Columbus.
A storm that was located in southwest Russell County just east of Hurtsboro about 7 a.m. has prompted the National Weather Service Office to issue a tornado warning.
The storm is moving east/northeast at 50 miles per hour, according to the Peachtree City, Ga., NWS office. No tornado had been reported on the ground, but the warning was issued because of radar activity.
On its current path, the storm would move through southern Muscogee and northern Chattahoochee counties, according to NWS.
The warning sirens went off in Columbus just before 6:50 a.m. The NWS office in Peachtree City said it had not issued a warning for Columbus.