Over the weekend, Tropical Storm Colin formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico. He was named yesterday afternoon, and became the earliest “C” named storm on record in the Atlantic. Much of the model guidance had been showing a system forming in the southern Gulf, and heading for the coast of Florida as we headed into this week.
Still looks like a tropical system will wet down the Florida Peninsula next Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/T9epoTTQFG
— James Spann (@spann) June 2, 2016
This system isn’t necessarily the most organized, but it is packing sustained winds of 50 mph at their peak, and has a central pressure of 1004 mb. The biggest threat with this system is gonna be the heavy rainfall across the state of Florida overnight tonight and into tomorrow. It is forecast to quickly move northeastward with a trough that is moving eastward across the northeastern US.
This system, as most tropical systems do, has some high moisture content with it, therefore leading to the heavy rainfall. If you have any family or friends down there, be sure to let them know about the system and the heavy rainfall and gusty winds that will accompany it as it moves ashore late tonight and into tomorrow.