After quickly turning into a tropical storm off the southeast coast early Saturday morning, Colin weakened to a tropical depression and then a residual depression less than 24 hours later. However, the impact on the North Carolina coast will continue today.
Although the strongest winds and rains from Colin were offshore at first, the system still hampered the plans of those eager for a weekend getaway near the North Carolina coast.
While Cullen remains low, it will continue to bring scattered rain and thunderstorms across the area today, as well as the occasional gale-force wind as it continues to dissipate.
It will also continue to generate life-threatening currents and surfing along all of North Carolina’s beaches.
Colin was a short-lived tropical storm. Interaction with the ground, wind shear, and a cold front prevented it from strengthening further. It will likely dissipate off the East Coast by Monday morning.
Despite his short life, Cullen still brought storm-force tropical winds along the Carolina coast on Saturday, with gusts in some locations around 30 to 40 mph.
From here, computer prediction models agree that Cullen’s remains will continue to track north-east today, eventually returning offshore.
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We’re also tracking Tropical Storm Bonnie as it enters the Pacific Ocean. Another disturbance in the Atlantic basin has a low chance of developing within the next five days.
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