Tropical Storm Julia bringing heavy rain to Florida, Georgia

This NOAA satellite image taken Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at 9:45 AM EDT shows a cold front over the Great Lakes and the Mid-Mississippi Valley. Along the front is a developing storm that is producing areas of rain. A strong area of high pressure over the Eastern United States, will direct the storm to the Northwest. This will keep the clear weather conditions over the east. Over Florida is a surface low pressure system that is developing tropical like characteristics. The low should move the Northwest and develop rain and gusty winds in its path. (Weather Underground via AP)
This NOAA satellite image taken Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at 9:45 AM EDT shows a cold front over the Great Lakes and the Mid-Mississippi Valley. Along the front is a developing storm that is producing areas of rain. A strong area of high pressure over the Eastern United States, will direct the storm to the Northwest. This will keep the clear weather conditions over the east. Over Florida is a surface low pressure system that is developing tropical like characteristics. The low should move the Northwest and develop rain and gusty winds in its path. (Weather Underground via AP)

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Julia was bringing heavy rain Wednesday morning to the northeast coast of Florida and southeast Georgia.

The slow-moving storm could cause flash flooding and was expected to produce 3 to 6 inches of rain in some areas through Friday, according to the U.S. The National Hurricane Center.

The Hurricane Center also said an isolated tornado was possible across coastal Georgia and southern South Carolina on Wednesday.

A tropical storm warning had been in effect Wednesday morning from Fernandina Beach to the Altamaha Sound in Georgia but was later canceled.

By 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Julia was centered about 10 miles (20 kilometers) west of Brunswick, Georgia, and moving north near 7 mph (11 kph). Its maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (65 kph). The storm was 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.

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