Colin did reform as a tropical storm Thursday afternoon but the storm does not look very impressive on satellite. It is a relatively weak tropical storm as of this posting but is forecast to strengthen into the weekend. Fortunately, it has begun its northerly turn that will keep the storm away from North Carolina and the East Coast.
Keep an eye on the disturbance behind Colin in the Atlantic closer to the coast of Africa. That has the potential to slowly develop into the next tropical system over the next few days....
News 14 Carolina Meteorologist