Tropical Storm Colin pushing into the coastal Carolinas

Hurricane Colin framed rapidly along the South Carolina coast for the time being.

Typhoon Warnings have been given for a significant part of the North Carolina coast, from the South Carolina boundary to Duck.

As the framework is supposed to move northeastward, prior to moving seaward and away from NC by late in the day Sunday.

Governor Roy Cooper said we all need to be prepared and alert during hurricane season.

If you are enjoying a vacation on the coast, keep a close eye on the weather and follow the directions of the local authorities.

The main impact from this system is expected over the NC coast today and later tomorrow.

Strong winds and locally heavy rain are being reported.

Winds of 20–35 mph, with gusts of 40–45 mph, can topple tree limbs.

Rainfall measures of 1-3 inches could cause secluded streak floods along the coast today and this evening.

The risk of rip currents increases during the weekend, but little or no storm surge is expected.

An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out as the system moves through the area.

Right now is an ideal opportunity to ensure your family is ready to face the hardship.