Tropical Storm Colin pushing into the coastal Carolinas

Tropical Storm Colin was blustering through coastal South Carolina on its way to North Carolina’s shores Saturday, one of the storms around the country that could inconvenience travelers and revelers on the Fourth of July weekend.

Colin was centered about 5 miles west of Myrtle Beach, Carolina del Sud, with sustained winds of 40 mph, in giro 11 a.m. E, the National Hurricane Center said.
Colin’s heaviest rains and strongest winds were along the Carolinascoast and at sea Saturday morning. Ancora, locally heavy rain — fino a 4 pollici — could fall across parts of coastal South and North Carolina by Sunday morning, disse il centro.
    The storm formed near South Carolina’s coast early Saturday.
      Tropical storm warnings were in effect Saturday morning for roughly the northern third of South Carolina’s coast, as well as much of North Carolina’s coast. The warning means tropical storm conditionsincluding sustained winds of at least 39 mph — were possible within the next 36 ore.
        Colin is forecast to move up North Carolina’s coast late Saturday into Sunday, before entering the open Atlantic Ocean and heading away from the US by Sunday night.

        Separate storms could hit nation’s capital and the Northeast

          Other storms, nel frattempo, could hit several regions of the US on Saturday.
          Severe storms are possible across the northern Plains and the Northeast, and scattered thunderstorms are possible in much of the South.
          The day’s greatest risk for severe weather — un “slight” rischio, or level 2 di 5 — appeared to be in eastern Montana and the Dakotas, as well as a stretch from northern Virginia to New England, il Storm Prediction Center disse.
          That includes Washington, DC; Baltimora, Filadelfia; New York City; and Boston. Damaging winds and hail are possible, disse il centro.

            Drivers in these areas may have to take it slow, CNN meteorologist Karen Maginnis said Saturday morning.
            You need to exercise that caution and just take your time, because those roads are going to be very tricky,” Maginnis said.

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