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Tropical Storm Colin Visits Florida Today


Hurricane Hunter Aircraft finds that Tropical Storm Colin is Stronger

Rain squalls are expected in Apopka later today.

The National Hurricane Center reports that Tropical Storm Colin now has sustained winds of 50 mph. Slow strengthening is possible. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles, mainly to the east of the center.

Fullscreen capture 662016 64055 AM.bmpThe center of Colin is forecast to approach the coast of the Florida Big Bend area this afternoon or evening. Colin should move across portions of Florida and southeastern Georgia early Tuesday morning, and move near the southeastern coast of the United states later on Tuesday.

Colin is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches with isolated maximum totals of 8 inches possible across the western and northern parts of Florida.



Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the Gulf coast within the warning area this afternoon, and the Atlantic coast within the warning area by early Tuesday. Tropical storm

conditions are possible along the Atlantic coast within the watch area on Tuesday.

A few tornadoes are possible today and tonight across portions of Florida and far southern Georgia.



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