Hurricane Watch 2016: Tropical Storm Julia Path Map and Forecast Updates
Tropical Storm Julia is reported to be barreling into South Georgia with winds gusting as high as 40 mph early Wednesday morning.
Still inland, as recently as 10 a.m. CDT, the National Hurricane Center tracked the center of the storm about 20 miles northeast of Brunswick, adding it was moving north-northeast at 6 mph.
Hurricane Center officials added that Julia's winds stretched roughly 115 miles out from the center, primarily over water to the northeast.
Up to as much as six inches of rain are forecast for the Georgia and South Carolina coastlines by Friday, with some other areas expected to be swamped by up to 10 inches.
Early Wednesday, spotty power outages were reported along the Georgia coastline as the storm pounded the area. State officials estimated that about 100 homes and businesses were still without power through the morning. Schools are open, but authorities warned parents in the Glen County area to be prepared for delays.
Julia is the 10th named storm and the sixth tropical storm of 2016 in the Atlantic. As authorities continued to monitor its effects, residents along the Atlantic were also keeping an eye cast on Tropical Storm Ian.
Ian Also on Radar
Currently, Ian is forecast about 695 miles east of Bermuda as of 10 a.m. CDT and was moving north at 20 mph. The storm is storm is reported to have winds up to 50 mph, with authorities reporting those conditions could be on the rise over the next several days.
In time, Ian is expected to dissipate, falling short of becoming a hurricane, though on Wednesday a new tropical depression was added to the area's growing list of concerns.
Tropical Depression 12 was located about 95 miles northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and was moving west-northwest at 14 mph.
The storm had winds of 35 mph, and the hurricane center said it could strengthen and become a tropical storm by nightfall.