The fourth tropical depression of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed in the south-central Atlantic Ocean.
Although the storm is not an immediate threat to land, residents along the East Coast of the United States should pay close attention to the tropical forecast this week, according to AccuWeather.
The depression is expected to track west-northwestward, which will cause it to travel through light upper-level wind shear and warm waters, both supportive for strengthening.
These conditions are expected to allow Tropical Storm Colin to develop over the next 24 hours, and it could develop into a hurricane as soon as Thursday.
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No direct impacts to land are forecast through at least Thursday.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists expect Tropical Storm Colin to be near the Leeward Islands on Thursday before turning to the north between the East Coast and Bermuda this weekend, limiting the threat for a potential landfall in the United States.
The National Hurricane Center said the system has developed sustained winds of 35 mph. The center gives the system a 90 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm in the next 48 hours.