A tropical wave churning in Northeast Florida developed into the 10th named storm this year — Tropical Storm Julia —Tuesday night.
According to an advisory issued 5 a.m. Wednesday, Julia, which was located about 40 miles north of Jacksonville, carried winds of 40 miles per hour and was moving at about 7 miles per hour.
The slow-moving storm is expected to drench the northeastern coast, according to the National Weather Service.
A tropical storm warning was issued fromFernandina Beach to Altamaha Sound, Georgia.
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By Tuesday night, some areas were already experience heavy wind and rain, according to the weather service.
The storm is expected to weaken by late Wednesday and become a depression.