CHARLESTON, S.C. — Tropical storm warnings and watches are posted on the South Carolina coast as Tropical Storm Hermine spins through the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Weather Service has raised tropical storm warnings from the South Santee River south into Florida. A tropical storm watch is in effect for north of the Santee into North Carolina.

Forecasters say impacts from the storm are expected to spread across the state Friday.

Forecasters say that during the next three days some areas in the eastern part of the state could receive between 6 and 10 inches of rain. There’s also the threat of tropical storm force winds of more than 40 mph.

The storm is expected to skim along the coast Friday.