Tropical Storm Colin headed out to sea Tuesday morning, rather than traveling up the shoreline of South Carolina’s coast as early forecasts had feared.
As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the center of the storm was 120 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras, N.C., with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported. It was moving to the northeast at 36 mph. The storm was also downgraded to a Post-Tropical Cyclone as the storm moves towards the Outer Banks.
Colin made landfall in northern Florida Monday night, with winds of 50 mph reported in Taylor County, according to the hurricane center said. Some parts of Florida picked up as much as 10 inches of rain, and flood advisories remained in effect in the Tampa area Tuesday morning.
Tropical Storm Warnings along South Carolina’s entire shoreline were canceled by 8 a.m. as Colin continued out to sea. Minor flooding was reported in some parts of Charleston County, but no serious damage occurred. Forecasters still warn of possible rip currents along the state’s northern shore, however.