Weather service: Tropical storm makes landfall in Florida

MIAMI (AP) – The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Colin has made landfall and is bringing high winds and heavy rain to northern Florida.

The weather service says the center of the storm was located about 55 miles (90 kilometers) west-southwest of Jacksonville early Tuesday morning.

It says the storm’s maximum sustained winds were around 50 mph (85 kph) with higher gusts and it is moving to the northeast at 23 mph (37 kph).

It is expected to continue moving in that direction at a faster speed over the next 48 hours.

Colin is expected to produce three to six inches of rain across western to northern Florida, southeast Georgia and coast areas of the Carolinas through Tuesday. Isolated areas could see up to 10 inches.

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