Tropical Storm Colin's maximum sustained winds were at 50 mph, according to an update issued at 8 a.m. EDT by the National Hurricane Center. Manatee County and surrounding areas remain under a tropical storm warning.
The storm was centered about 315 miles west-southwest of Tampa and moving north-northeast at 14 mph.
The storm is expected to make landfall in the Big Bend area north of Tampa Bay late Monday or early Tuesday. The storm is then expected to quickly move across Florida and into the Atlantic Ocean.
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The Tampa Bay area will see additional rains from the east side of the storm, which will likely create tropical storm conditions.
The National Weather Service said there is a 100 percent chance of rain in Bradenton through Monday evening. Since 8 p.m., more than an inch of rain has been recorded at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
Colin is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches and forecasters said up to 8 inches possible across western Florida, eastern Georgia, and coastal areas of the Carolinas through Tuesday.