Tropical Storm Colin: Whose Weekend Plans Is It Going to Ruin?

Tracy Odell

tropical stormTropical Storm Colin has formed in the Atlantic and is on a trajectory to hit the Atlantic Seaboard this weekend. Tropical storms are never good news, but at least this one doesn't look like it will interfere with the oil spill clean-up in the Gulf.

Colin, the third tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, currently has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph and is located 840 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands.

(Don't worry, I don't expect you to know where the Leeward Islands are ... I googled them for us. The Leeward Islands are in the northern Caribbean and include popular vacation spots like Saint Martin and the Virgin Islands.)

So, where is Topical Storm Colin headed once he leaves the vicinity of these lovely islands?

The current storm track would bring Colin somewhere between Bermuda and South Carolina by Sunday. But, more good news about Colin -- it's not currently expected to become a hurricane. It is however likely to bring heavy surf and rip currents to beaches along the Atlantic coast, so take precautions if you're planning to hit the beach this weekend.

Tropical Storms Alex, Bonnie, and Colin have all been pretty tame. Are you still nervous about hurricane season this year?

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