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TS Julia forms over Fla., expected to bring heavy rain to the Lowcountry

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Tropical Storm Julia formed over the coast of northeastern Florida Tuesday night and is expected to bring heavy rain throughout the week to the Lowcountry as it moves north. 

The storm is located about 5 miles west of Jacksonville, FL and 50 miles south of Brunswick, GA.  

It's expected to fall apart in Georgia, but will bring rain to our area. 

Julia has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is moving north-northwest at 9 mph. It is expected to track north-northwest.

The storm is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression and begin to dissipate on Wednesday in Georgia as it inches northward. 

However, south east Georgia and the Lowcountry are expecting heavy rain due to the storm. 

There is a possibility of 3 to 6 inches of rain through Thursday.  

"We are expecting some isolated flooding and some gusty winds," Live 5 Meteorologist Bill Walsh said late Tuesday night. 

Walsh said the system currently looks disorganized. 

"The bottom line is it will be a big rain maker," Walsh said. "Possibly more rain than Hermine"

There will be a 70% chance of rain Wednesday morning with average temperatures in the mid-80s. 

According to Walsh, high tides are also expected Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with the new full moon.  

You can track the storm here with Live 5 News Interactive Radar. 

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