Tropical Storm Colin Takes Aim at the Carolinas

Warnings of tropical storms were issued in parts of North and South Carolina on Saturday morning. 

Heavy rainfall and flash flooding are expected to occur over the July 4 weekend. 

Tropical Storm Colin formed close to the South Carolina coast, about 50 miles southwest from Myrtle Beach, 

according to the National Hurricane Centers in an advisory on Saturday morning. 

At 5 a.m. ET Saturday, Colin was located just over South 

Carolina's inland coast and experienced maximum sustained winds of around 40 m.p.h, according to the advisory. 

It said that the storm was likely to move northeastwards along the coasts the Carolinas 

It said that heavy rainfall up to 4 inches was possible, which could lead to flash flooding in some areas.