CHARLESTON, S.C. — Flash flood watches have been posted for the lower South Carolina coast as Tropical Storm Julie treks inland over southeastern Georgia.

The National Weather Service in Charleston has posted the watches through Wednesday evening. Early Wednesday morning the center of the storm was near the Florida-Georgia state line and moving north into Georgia where it is forecast to weaken into a depression.

In South Carolina, flood watches are posted from the Charleston area southwest to the Georgia state line.

Forecasters say the storm could bring 3 to 5 inches of rain to some places in South Carolina, particularly along the coast. The most likely time for flash flooding is near the time of high tide Wednesday afternoon.