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#TropicalStormColin is headed to Florida


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There is Tropical Storm Colin. (NASA)

Tropical Storm Colin has strengthened in the Gulf of Mexico and is headed towards parts of Florida and the Southeast with heavy rain for Monday and Tuesday.

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Colin will bring in a lot of rain and the possibility of flooding. This is especially because it is an early storm (tropical storms usually hit later in to the summer), and isn't as tight or compact as later storms. You can see from the satellite image of Colin that it is more like a mess of clouds rather than a compact cyclone.

Colin is the third earliest named storm, but it is not completely unrealistic for tropical storms to form in late May and early June.

Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for most of the counties in the state, and the impacts from the storm are already hitting the area.

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#TropicalStormColin is headed to Florida

Allison Hollender

Allison is originally from Fresno, California, but made her way to the beautiful Central Coast, where she is a student at UC Santa Cruz, earning a degree in both history and politics, working as a reporter for City on a Hill Press, and guzzling gallons of coffee. She is a lover of television and all things Amy Poehler. Follow her embarrassing attempts at jokes on Twitter @alleyrenee16.

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