Tropical Storm Colin, which formed earlier this morning, has now become a Tropical Depression. This system developed from a low pressure area that was off the South Carolina coast. The center of circulation is located around Myrtle Beach, but the majority of it’s storms have broken away. The only impacts directly with this system will be the potential for very strong winds along the coastline, with extreme winds further out to sea. Keep this in mind if you have family, or are planning to spend some time on South Carolina and North Carolina beaches, and waters.
The northern coastline of South Carolina and all of the North Carolina coastline is under a Tropical Storm Warning until further notice. This includes Myrtle Beach and Wilmington. Fortunately, this is a weak tropical storm, so impacts will be limited. Storm surge potential stretches from Saint Augustine to Myrtle Beach, but will likely stay under 5 ft. The biggest concerns will be heavy rain with winds. Tropical Storm force wind potential is possible from Charleston to Wilmington, but only a 50% chance at most. The worst of the winds will stay off the coast.
This storm will move NE, further into the Atlantic, and away from the CSRA. It will likely not strengthen.