There is evidence this morning that Tropical Storm Julia is moving over water near the Georgia coastline. If this has indeed occurred, Julia may be able to retain some strength as it drifts close to the coastline over the next couple days. This could prolong the period during which tropical storm force winds could impact the coastlines of Georgia and South Carolina, but the primary impact of heavy rains up to 10 inches and flooding potential will remain largely unchanged. Julia will be caught in an a region of weak steering currents for the rest of this week, and may remain in the general vicinity into the weekend.
Tropical Storm Julia has formed inland south of Jacksonville, Florida. A tropical storm warning is in effect along the Florida coastline near Jacksonville and a portion of the Georgia coastline. Julia is expected to remain over land and drift slowly northward over the next couple of days. The primary impact will be heavy rainfall, with 3-6 inches expected near the coastlines of NE Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, with local amounts up to 10 inches possible. This has the potential to create flooding hazards. Gusty winds up to around 40 mph may occur near the coastlines of NE Florida and Georgia as Julia moves northward tonight and tomorrow.
More detailed information is available from the National Hurricane Center