Tropical Storm Colin has been downgraded to a remnant area of low pressure.
At 5:00 pm the remnants of Colin are located at 15.8 north and 53.8 west and moving west-northwest at 35 mph, with a central pressure of 1006 millibars. This is the last advisory on Colin from the National Hurricane Center.
The current forecast tracks the storm several hundred miles off the North Carolina coastline this weekend, with the track turning further out to sea early next week. The storm is currently not expected to strengthen to hurricane strength. The forecast track and strength can, and usually do change and will need to be watched closely through the upcoming weekend.
The current track is good news for the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico; the storm is expected to avoid that area altogether as BP gets closer to killing the broken well.
Stay tuned to WITN and WITN.COM for all the latest on the storm.
You can track this storm system as well as any other tropical storm or hurricane that forms on witn.com's hurricane page.
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