Tropical phenomenon threatens the coasts of Central America and the Caribbean 0:56
Tropical Storm Colin was hitting the coast of South Carolina on its way to the coast of North Carolina on Saturday, one of the storms in the entire country that could make travelers uncomfortable during the weekend of April 4. July.
Colin was centered about 5 miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with sustained winds of 40 mph around 11 a.m. ET, the National Hurricane Center said.
Colin's heaviest rains and strongest winds were recorded along the coast of the Carolinas and out to sea on Saturday morning.
Still, locally heavy rain, up to 4 inches (101 millimeters), could fall on parts of coastal South Carolina and North Carolina this Sunday morning, the center said.
What is the difference between a tornado, a tropical storm and a hurricane?
The storm formed off the coast of South Carolina early Saturday morning.
Tropical storm warnings were in effect Saturday for about the northern third of coastal South Carolina, as well as much of coastal North Carolina.
The warning means tropical storm conditions, including sustained winds of at least 40 mph, were possible within the next 36 hours.
Colin is forecast to move up the North Carolina coast from Saturday through Sunday, before entering the open Atlantic Ocean and moving away from the US on Sunday night.
Tropical Storm Colin, seen by satellite on Saturday morning, is expected to skirt the coast of the Carolinas and be offshore by Sunday night.
North CarolinaSouth CarolinaTropical Storm