Tropical depression No. 12 forms far over Atlantic

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Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say this season's twelfth tropical depression has formed about 190 miles (310 km) west of the Cabo Verde Islands. 

Late Wednesday, TD 12 had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kmh) with a present movement to the west-northwest at 15 mph (24 kmh).  On the forecast track, the center of the depression should move away from the Cabo Verde Islands tonight and Thursday, with a gradual turn toward the west during the next couple of days.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Julia continues to move slowly along the Atlantic Coast near the Georgia-South Carolina state line.   Julia was expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain to the South Carolina coast. Earlier forecasts estimated twice as much rain. Still, any rain could pose a risk of flooding in an area soaked by Hermine less than two weeks ago.

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Julia is moving at about 6 mph (9 kph), and forecasters say it will meander near northern Georgia and southern South Carolina coastlines into Friday.

According to the hurricane center's latest advisory, Julia had 40 mph (65 kph) maximum sustained winds and was located about 35 miles (55 kilometers) from Savannah, Georgia.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect. 
 
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