Tropical Storm Julia expected to dissipate by early next week

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MIAMI (AP) – Tropical Storm Julia is expected to meander off the South Carolina coast and dissipate by early next week.

The National Hurricane Center issued an advisory saying the depression’s maximum sustained winds at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday were about 35 mph (56 kph). Julia was centered about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south-southeast of Charleston.

The depression was moving east at 8 mph but was expected to slow later Thursday and then have an erratic motion into Saturday.

There were no coastal warnings or watches posted because of the storm.

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