WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Colin weakened into a depression late Tuesday as it moved away from the U.S. coast and into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving behind some damage and flooding.
The National Weather Service reported Central Florida is under a flood watch Wednesday, while the coast near the North Carolina cities of Jacksonville and Morehead City are under beach hazard statements.
The NWS predicts "much better weather for the eastern U.S. through Thursday," adding that "tropical moisture associated with former Tropical Storm Colin is now well offshore."
"The cold front that cleared the East Coast Tuesday night is bringing in a pristine air mass from Canada with pleasantly cool temperatures and low humidity," the NWS said in a statement. "There may be a few scattered showers over the Northeast on Wednesday with the passage of an upper level trough, but otherwise partly cloudy skies can be expected."
Colin brought maximum sustained winds of 50 mph with reported wind gusts of more than 60 mph. Nearly 11 inches of rain fell in Micanopy, Fla., while about 10 inches fell in Bradfordville and near Wadesboro.
As Colin formed on June 5, it is the third earliest storm on record in the Atlantic basin. Colin spawned at least one tornado that caused damage.