Tropical Storm Julia a rainmaker as it moves north over GeorgiaComments Off on Tropical Storm Julia a rainmaker as it moves north over Georgia
Tropical Storm Julia is moving into southeast Georgia this morning. The center is located about 25 miles southwest of Brunswick, Georgia or about 40 miles north of Jacksonville.
- Julia formed over northeastern Florida
- Expected to be a big rain maker as it heads north
- BN9 Hurricane Center
Maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. The tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles, mainly over the water to the northeast of the center.
Heavy rainfall and tropical storm force winds are possible along the coast of Georgia and southern South Carolina this morning.
Julia is expected to weaken to a tropical depression later today due to land interaction and westerly shear.
It will slow down and drift slowly north the next couple of days and this will result in heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding along the Georgia and South Carolina coasts.
Julia will not have a direct impact on our weather but we will have numerous showers and some thunderstorms today with heavy downpours.
The wind is south to southwest and the rain in the Gulf of Mexico is moving onto the coast and Tampa Bay this morning.
It will spread into inland areas and toward the east coast today.
Remember that the spaghetti model plot does not indicate the strength of a system or even development at all. It only predicts where this broad area of low pressure is expected to go.