Tropical Storm COLIN 4 8/3/2010 4:30am

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FORECAST: Tropical Storm COLIN is in the mid Atlantic moving WNW at a fast 23 mph with winds of 40 mph. It will NOT hit Florida, but I can not rule out North Carolina next week. For the remainder of this week Tropical Storm will approach, but not become a Hurricane.

DISCUSSION: Tropical Storm COLIN is moving into sustaining environmental conditions which will cause some strengthening, but then it will level off below hurricane strength. Toward the end of the week it will enter a region of westerly shear which will inhibit further intensification. The storm should pass just north of the Leeward Islands towards the end of the week, but miss Florida by about 350 miles or so.

NEXT FORECAST: Wednesday morning

Peter Ray

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