Tropical storm watch posted for lower South Carolina coast

Tropical Storm Colin

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The National Hurricane Center has posted a tropical storm watch for the lower South Carolina coast as Tropical Storm Colin spins in the Gulf of Mexico.

The watch is in effect from near McClellanville southwest along the coast to near Brunswick, Georgia.

A watch means that tropical storm conditions with winds of more than 39 mph are possible in the watch area in the next 36 to 48 hours.

The latest forecast for Colin calls for the storm to make landfall near the Big Bend area of Florida, move across the Florida peninsula into Georgia and then move along or just off the South Carolina coast before heading out to sea.

Between 4 and 8 inches of rain is possible in the area.

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