First Alert Forecast: Tropical Depression Colin to pull away from SE NC tonight, heat and scattered storms return Sunday

Published: Jul. 2, 2022 at 2:15 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2022 at 10:48 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Your First Alert Forecast opens with news on the tropical weather front: the National Hurricane Center classified a disturbance near Charleston, South Carolina as Tropical Storm Colin early Saturday. Colin brought some much needed rain to much of southeast North Carolina. It also brought a high rip current risk, high surf, and gusty winds to coastal areas. As Colin pulls away from our area tonight, its coastal impacts will diminish overnight. As of 11 p.m. Saturday, Colin has weakened and is now classified as a tropical depression. All coastal warnings are discontinued.

Conditions will revert to a more typical summer pattern of sun, scattered storms, and highs in the upper 80s to near 90 through the 4th.

Elsewhere in the tropics, Bonnie has exited Nicaragua and entered the Pacific - with a new name - this Saturday.

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