Tropical Storm Colin: 11am Update

TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS now in effect for entire coast.

ts warnings

Colin has 50 mph winds and is moving NNE at 16 mph, slightly faster than 8 am (14 mph to the NNE).

colin 11am

The storm is currently disorganized. It’s expected to become better organized as we go through the day.

Rainfall: 3-6″ is what is forecasted for coastal areas, inland through about 1/3 of our viewing area. (This includes roughly Hampton to Statesboro to Hinesville.) These amounts could be adjusted up this afternoon.. The ground is already soaked so it won’t take much to create flooding issues.

FUTURECAST TOTALS

High tide at Fort Pulaski is at 10:08 pm at 8.5′ with heavy rain and gusty onshore winds, it could be messy at Tybee/on Highway 80.

Strongest winds will be at the coast. Could see winds up to 50-55 mph at beaches… closer to 40-45 gusts in Savannah. Power outages could be an issue tonight/overnight.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed us under a slight risk for tornadoes. Tropical storm tornadoes are generally short lived and weak, but they can pop up quickly without much warning. This could be especially dangerous at night. People should have their weather radios on and ready tonight.

 

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