(AP) - Tropical storm Julia could bring heavy rain to South Carolina Wednesday into Thursday. The storm 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.
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.