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Tropical Storm Colin lashes southeastern US coast with flooding rain

By By Renee Duff, meteorologist
June 08, 2016, 4:17:59 AM EDT

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Tropical Storm Colin will continue to impact portions of the southeastern United States with flooding rain and rough seas on Tuesday.

Colin made landfall near Deckle Beach in Taylor County, Florida, on Monday night. The storm then raced across northern Florida early Tuesday morning.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday in preparation for the storm. Scott also activated the state's national guard, with more than 6,000 guardsmen ready for deployment.

Portions of the Florida Panhandle received up to 10 inches of rain in under 12 hours on Monday.

As Colin rolled ashore, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking houseboat in Bradenton Beach, Florida, according to a local news outlet.


While Colin exited Florida early Tuesday, additional downpours are expected across central portions of the Sunshine State during the day.

Rough surf will continue along the Atlantic Coast from Florida to the Carolinas, Virginia and Delmarva.

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Flash flooding will remain a concern in part of the Florida Peninsula, especially in the areas hit the hardest from Tropical Storm Bonnie during the last few days of May.

Numerous roadways were flooded from heavy rain across parts of Georgia and South Carolina on Monday night, according to local officials.


Colin be rapidly swept away from the rest of the United States by a cold front that will usher fresh cool air into the Northeast.

Following some additional strengthening over the Atlantic, the system will lose its tropical characteristics by midweek. However, it could still bring rough seas, gusty winds and drenching thunderstorms to Bermuda.

In the East Pacific, the first tropical depression of the season has formed, and is expected to make landfall along the southern coast of Mexico late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Content contributed by AccuWeather Senior Meteorologists Kristina Pydynowski and Alex Sosnowski.

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