CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The remnants of Colin will bring scattered rain, gusty winds and high rip currents to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, but conditions should quickly improve throughout the day. As of 5 a.m. Sunday, Colin had dropped below tropical depression status as the low pressure system moves northeast at 10 mph.
"Colin is no longer tropical, it's just a remnant low," meteorologist Brittany Van Voorhees said.
Myrtle Beach saw sunny conditions Sunday morning and things should be better throughout the day and into the Fourth of July on Monday. The biggest impact remains elevated rip currents and dangerous beach conditions.
PREVIOUS STORY: The tropical storm formed around 5 a.m. Saturday roughly 50 miles southwest of Myrtle Beach. A Tropical Storm Warning was in effect for the coast of North Carolina covering the entire Outer Banks.
The tropical depression will continue to produce heavy rainfall across portions of coastal South and North Carolina through Sunday morning.
The center of the depression is expected to move northeastward and just inland of North Carolina coasts through Sunday, and then move out in the Atlantic Ocean late Sunday. The center of circulation is not well-defined. The heaviest rain and strongest wind field is confined to the center of circulation and primarily offshore.