Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Tracking Colin

Tropical Depression #4 strengthened into Tropical Storm Colin at 5am Tuesday morning with sustained winds around 40mph. The storm is moving to the west-northwest for now and should continue to strengthen over the next 24 to 36 hours.

Later in the week Colin should encounter wind shear that should limit the strengthening and may even cause the storm to weaken. The official forecast from the National Hurricane keeps Colin as a tropical storm through the rest of the week.

By the weekend, Colin is expected to take a more northwesterly turn which would take Colin somewhere between Bermuda and the east coast late in the weekend or early next week.

Keep in mind there is still a lot of uncertainty in the forecast beyond the next couple of days. We'll keep you posted on how the forecast may change over the coming days. Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina for our tropical updates at :21 after the hour.

Lee Ringer
News 14 Carolina Meteorologist

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