Aug 3, 2010 11:39 AM by Melissa Canone
MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Colin is moving rapidly across the
Atlantic but early forecasts put it on a track off the U.S.
Atlantic seaboard rather than into the Gulf of Mexico, where BP is
working to finally plug its blown-out oil well.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm has
maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 kph) Tuesday and some slow
strengthening is expected.
Colin is located about 840 miles (1,355 kilometers)
east-southeast of the Leeward Islands and is moving west near 24
mph (39 kph).
Colin is the third tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane