Tropical Storm Colin: 8pm Monday

Colin nearing the Big Bend area of Florida

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING is in effect for all coastal counties including: Glynn, Camden, McIntosh, Liberty, Bryan, Chatham in southeast Georgia and Jasper, Beaufort, and Coastal Colleton counties in Southeast South Carolina.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for most of our area. This includes Candler, Evans, Beaufort, Hampton, Bulloch, Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, McIntosh, Allendale, Colleton, Jasper, Effingham, Jenkins, Long, Screven, and Tattnall Counties.

At 8pm, the center of Tropical Storm Colin is about 95 miles west of Cedar Key, Florida.

Colin is moving toward the northeast near 23mph.  An increase in forward speed is expected later tonight and Tuesday.  On this track, the center of Colin is forecast to move onshore of the Florida Big Bend area in a few hours, then move across northern Florida and southeastern Georgia through early Tuesday morning, and move near or over the southeastern coast of the United States Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50mph with higher gusts.  The strongest wind gusts are located to the east and southeast of the center.  Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles to the southeast of the center.

Colin is expected to produce rainfall amount of 3-5 inches with isolated maximum amounts up to 8 inches ~ this includes our area ~ the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

The combination of storm surge and the tide will cause areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters.  Dangerous surf is possible.

Isolated tornadoes are also possible across our area.

The next advisory is at 11pm.

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