Tropical Storm Julia Forms Near Jacksonville, FL, Moving North… Tuesday Update – 9:45pm #alwx @wvua23


At 9pm, information from the National Hurricane Center indicates that they will formally upgrade the tropical low over northeast Florida into Tropical Storm Julia at 10pm central time. Winds at the time of this update were sustained at 40mph. Additional strengthening will be limited due to the land interaction…  The center of the storm is on the coast just south of Jacksonville, moving north. This storm will not have impacts on Alabama’s weather, however, being on the northwest side of the circulation, our rain chances will remain limited through Thursday.

Tropical Storm warnings will be issued for northeast Florida and likely portions of the Georgia Coast this evening. Here’s the post from the National Hurricane Center:

At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Julia was
located near latitude 30.3 North, longitude 81.6 West. Julia is
moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this
motion is expected to continue tonight with a reduction in forward
speed tomorrow.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Little change
in strength is expected tonight.  Julia is forecast to weaken to a
tropical depression by late Wednesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km),
mainly to the northeast and southeast of the center. Recent
observations indicate that sustained tropical-storm-force winds are
occurring along the northeast coast of Florida from Ponte Vedra
northward to the mouth of the St. Johns River.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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