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Surprise Tropical Storm Colin Brings Rain to South Carolina

  • Atlantic’s third storm provides thunder fireworks this weekend
  • Storm won’t cause much damage as it moves into the ocean
Tropical Storm Colin along the South Carolina coast, on July 2.

Tropical Storm Colin along the South Carolina coast, on July 2.

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Tropical Storm Colin formed “unexpectedly” early Saturday along the South Carolina coast and will bring gusty winds, rain and thunderstorms to the area throughout the US July Fourth holiday weekend, the National Hurricane Center said. 

Colin, with winds of 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour, was about 25 miles west-southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, according to a hurricane center advisory at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday. The storm isn’t expected to strengthen much as it moves into North Carolina and off into the Atlantic by Monday.