Tropical Storm Julia Forecast To Meander Just Off SE United States Coast

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Julia is forecast to meander just off the southeast United States coast.

At 11:00 p.m., the center of the system was about 50 miles south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina.

Julia is moving toward the northeast near 5 mph, and a slow and erratic motion is expected over the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles to the east of the center.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

The forecast keeps Julia meandering just off the northern Georgia and southern South Carolina coastlines into Friday.

Julia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with local amounts of up to 6 inches along the immediate coastline of South Carolina and southeast North Carolina through Friday.

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