TS Julia to soak Carolinas; TS Karl forming in Atlantic

Published 1:45 am Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tropical Storm Julia will linger and increase the risk of problems related to heavy rain, gusty winds and rough seas to the coastal Carolinas into Friday. Meanwhile, a new tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic, accuweather reported.

Julia is the third tropical system to make landfall across Florida this season, following Hurricane Hermine in early September and Tropical Storm Colin in June.

For Florida, this is the first time on record that a tropical system was named over land. Only a very small percentage of tropical systems form over land.

A disturbance, dubbed 95L, recently moved off the west coast of Africa and has become Tropical Depression Twelve. Forecasters say it could become a tropical storm at any time during this week.