Julia weakens to tropical depression

wcbd-julia-11pm

MIAMI (AP) – Julia has weakened to a tropical depression off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina, where it’s expected to meander for the next few days, dumping rain, but not posing major threats.

The depression’s maximum sustained winds early Thursday had decreased to near 35 mph (56 kph) with little change in strength forecast over the next two days. As of 5 a.m. EDT Thursday, Julia is centered about 60 miles (96 kilometers) south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina.

Meanwhile, a new tropical depression has formed far out over the Atlantic and is moving west. The depression’s maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (56 kph) with little change in strength expected over the next two days. It’s centered about 365 miles (587 kilometers) west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Ian is moving north in the central Atlantic but still is no threat to land.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s