Tropical Storm Julia to Soak Southeast Coast for 2 Days With Heavy Winds, Rain
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Tropical Storm Julia is causing severe weather for Southern East Coast states as it moves slowly along the Atlantic Ocean with wind gusts up to 40 mph.
Forecasts keep Julia parallel to Georgia and South Carolina for the next 48 hours, posing threats such as heavy rain, gusty wind and an isolated tornado as it continues moving northeast at 6 miles per hour. Flash flood warnings have been issued for Savannah Georgia to Charleston, South Carolina through 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The storm is not expected to strength much.
Video posted to social media shows large waves crashing near oceanfront homes in Fripp Island, South Carolina and off the Omni hotel in Hilton head, South Carolina.
The severe wind gusts can be heard in a video taken from a shrimp boat sailing along the Atlantic Ocean off Savannah.
Tropical Storm Julia formed overnight, with the center of the storm forming over land instead of over, as is usually the case. Yesterday, the storm was classified a tropical wave; it brought gusty winds and a confirmed tornado to Brevard and Volusia Counties on the east coast of Central Florida. The storm also wreaked havoc in Jacksonville, where a Tropical Storm Warning was issued, before moving north.