August 6th, 2010
11:30 AM ET

Tropical Storm Colin driving toward Bermuda

Tropical Storm Colin lost some strength overnight, with its maximum sustained winds reaching only 45 mph Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center said in its late-morning update.

Forecasters said the storm is likely to regain some strength later in the day and Saturday.

Colin was "meandering" east-northeast at 7 mph Friday, the hurricane center said. Forecasters predicted the storm would veer northward later Friday, bringing the center just west of Bermuda on Saturday or Saturday night. However, even a slight deviation to the east of the forecast track could bring Colin's center directly over Bermuda, warned the hurricane center.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the British island territory 380 miles north-northeast of the storm, meaning tropical-storm-force winds of 39 to 73 mph are expected in the next 36 hours.

The storm is not forecast to make landfall in the United States.

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