Colin became the third named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season early Saturday off South Carolina.

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The storm, something of a surprise, formed hours after Tropical Storm Bonnie made landfall in Nicaragua.

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Colin was expected to move slowly through the Carolinas over the weekend.

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At 8 a.m. Saturday, it had 40 mph winds and was over South Carolina. Coasts saw the most rain and wind.

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Saturday morning in South Carolina and Saturday through Sunday in North Carolina, forecasters said. 

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Heavy rain was expected, with some areas projected to get as much as four inches.

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A tropical storm warning was in effect from South Santee River, S.C., to Duck, N.C.

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Strong winds could damage porches and unanchored mobile homes, break off tree limbs, and make some roadways impassable.

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After Alex passed across South Florida on June 5, the Atlantic hurricane season was quiet.

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Alex was the first named storm of a "above usual" hurricane season. If true, 2022 would be the seventh straight above-normal year.

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