Tropical Storm Colin Forms Near South Carolina Coast | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel

  • Tropical storm warnings are in effect for much of the coastal Carolinas.
  • Waters near the Carolinas will be rough and dangerous.

Tropical Storm Colin has formed near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with bands of rain and gusty winds wrapping into the coastal Carolinas this holiday weekend.

This storm will affect plans for the July 4th weekend in the eastern Carolinas.


This new tropical storm will bring the threat of rip currents and rough surf to the coasts of the Carolinas and possibly as far north as southeastern Virginia. Stay out of the water if at all possible.

Bands of heavy rain will swivel across these coasts through this weekend. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rainfall, with isolated amounts up to 4 inches, is expected.

Given that Colin is onshore, the possibility of intensification is rather low, meaning the threat of damaging winds is also low. But gusty winds will be occurring in bands of rain that come ashore.

A tropical storm warning is in effect from the South Santee River in South Carolina to Duck, North Carolina, and for Pamlico Sound where winds will likely exceed 40 mph this weekend in those tropical rainbands.

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