Bands of Thunderstorms with Gusty Winds Approaching Southwest Florida and the Keys…
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 2pm, the center of Tropical Storm Colin is about 245 miles west of Tampa, Florida, or about 420 miles southwest of Savannah.
Colin is moving toward the north-northeast near 17mph. A turn toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected by this evening. A rapid northeastward motion is expected overnight and Tuesday. On this track, the center of Colin is forecast to approach the coast of Florida Big Bend area late this afternoon or evening, move across portions of Florida and southeastern Georgia early Tuesday morning, and move near the southeastern coast of the United States later on Tuesday. The strongest winds and heaviest rains are well removed from the center.
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 250 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 5pm.
Tropical Storm COLIN Public Advisory