Colin leaves sunny day in its wake at Atlantic Beach


ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WNCN) – What was once Tropical Storm Colin raced by the North Carolina coast Tuesday, leaving beach-goers with a sunny day to enjoy.

Forecasters said the center of post-tropical cyclone Colin was moving toward the northeast at close to 40 mph. The center of the storm was expected to move away from the North Carolina coast Tuesday and pass east of the mid-Atlantic coast later in the day.

While maximum sustained winds were at 68 mph with higher gusts, the hurricane center said the strongest winds and heaviest rains are southeast of the center and over water.

The forecast called for Colin to produce additional rainfall of up to 2 inches in eastern North Carolina, and as much as 5 inches of rain across central Florida through Tuesday evening.

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