Tropical Storm Julia expected to dissipate by early next week

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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