Tropical Storm Julia bringing heavy rain to Florida, Georgia

| September 14, 2016


MIAMI (WCTV Eyewitness News) – Tropical Storm Julia is bringing heavy rain to the northeast coast of Florida and southeast Georgia.

The National Hurricane Center says the slow-moving storm could cause flash flooding and is expected to produce 3 to 6 inches of rain in some areas through Friday.

A tropical storm warning is in effect Wednesday morning for Fernandina Beach to the Altamaha Sound in Georgia.

By 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Julia was about 40 miles north Jacksonville, Florida, and moving north near 7 mph. Its maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph. The storm is expected to weaken to a tropical depression later in the day.

Lowndes County is expected to receive some of the effects of Julia. NWS forecasts predict a 50 percent chance of rain or thunderstorms for the area from Wednesday morning throughout the weekend.

Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Ian is moving north in the central Atlantic but still is no threat to land. In the Pacific, Hurricane Orlene continues to weaken.


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