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Julia weakens to tropical depression; continues to linger off SC, GA coasts


Julia has now been downgraded to a tropical depression. 

Julia continues to spin off of the Georgia, South Carolina coasts Thursday. That said, almost all of the showers and thunderstorm activity associated with this tropical system are located well north and east of the center, away from land.

This system is expected to meander eastward for the next 48 hours, before possible drifting back westward late this weekend. Scattered showers and thundershowers will be possible through Saturday, especially along and east of Interstate 95.

Afternoon high temperatures will warm into the upper 80s and lower 90s away from the beach Thursday. Morning lows will bottom-out in the muddy mid-70s. A few storms may produce heavy rain and wind gusts to 30 MPH.

Water conditions will remain rough along the South Carolina coast; some improvement is expected south of the Savannah River.

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