Tropical Storm Julia: 11 am Update

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Julia has had an interesting history from day 1 and continues make meteorologist’s scratch their heads.

As of 11 am, Tropical Storm Julia was about 240 miles southeast of Cape Fear, NC. Wind speeds are at 40 mph with higher gusts and the storm is moving east-southeast near 7 mph.

There is still some uncertainty with Julia’s future. Two of the [historically] most accurate weather computer models show Julia gradually weakening and moving towards the northeast over the next few days. Two other computer models show the storm increasing in strength.

Due to the disagreement in models, the Hurricane Hunters will be flying into the storm later today to get some more information. Stay with Storm Team 3 for the latest information.

Local impacts include:

  • Showers possible the next few days, especially for coastal counties
  • Moderate Rip Current Risk
  • Waves 2-4 feet, as high as 5-7 feet further offshore
  • Small Craft Advisory
  • Coastal Flood Advisory- High tide and a full moon will enhance the chance of coastal flooding

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