Tropical Storm Julia forms on Florida's east coast

- An area of low pressure quickly developed into Tropical Storm Julia off the eastern coast of Florida Tuesday evening. 

Around 8 a.m. Tuesday, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said there was a 0-percent chance the area of low pressure would strengthen to a named storm within the next two days. At 2 p.m., NHC increased the chance to 40-percent, and by 10:30 p.m., Tropical Storm Julia had been named.

The storm developed while it was over land, which FOX 13 Chief Meteorologist Paul Dellegatto said is not a common occurrence. It formed over the coastal area near Jacksonville.

The storm will head north and northwest, Dellegatto said. The main impact on the Bay Area would be some winds and bands of rain showers developing into Wednesday.

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