Julia restrengthens into tropical storm

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Julia has once again strengthened into a tropical storm as it meanders off the coast of the Carolinas.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Julia’s maximum sustained winds at 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday were 40 mph (about 65 kph). The storm is centered about 175 miles (about 280 kilometers) southeast of Charleston, South Carolina and 150 miles (about 240 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Julia is moving at a speed of 8 mph (13 kph) and is forecast to continue drifting off the Carolinas for the next few days. It currently is posing no threat to land.

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