Tropical Storm Colin Update… 1:30pm Monday #alwx @wvua23


Good Monday early afternoon! At 1:30pm, Tropical Storm Colin was centered well south of Alabama’s Gulf Coast and is moving northeast at 14mph. Colin has winds at 50mph, but that’s mainly located in the storms well east of the center of circulation. Colin is a very disorganized storm, which has been expected for days. West or southwest wind shear continues to remove the storms well east of the center, which is a limiting factor in tropical development or intensification.

This storm is moving a bit faster than previously expected, with a landfall likely tonight along the big bend of Florida. Colin will continue northeast across southern Georgia and across coastal sections of North Carolina and South Carolina. The main impact to Florida, south Georgia and the Carolinas will be rain as well as isolated tornadoes. Along the coast, waves and rip current will also be a threat.

In Alabama, we’re on the dry side of the storm. A few showers are possible acoss central Alabama, but mainly because of a weak frontal boundary that is drifting southward across the state. Widespread rain across central Alabama is not expected today.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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