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.
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.