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Weather service: Tropical storm makes landfall in Florida

  • Storm clouds from Tropical Storm Colin flank The Orlando Eye Ferris wheel in Orlando, Fla., as severe weather moves into central Florida, Monday, June 6, 2016. Heavy rains from Colin hit north Florida and southern Georgia on Monday, knocking out power in some areas and flooding roads on the Gulf coast. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP) MAGAZINES OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Storm clouds from Tropical Storm Colin flank The Orlando Eye Ferris wheel in Orlando, Fla., as severe weather moves into central Florida, Monday, June 6, 2016. Heavy rains from Colin hit north Florida and southern Georgia on Monday, knocking out power in some areas and flooding roads on the Gulf coast. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP) MAGAZINES OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • A resident of Shore Acres in St. Petersburg, Fla., has a sign urging motorists to slow down on flooded streets Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Remnants of Tropical Storm Colin continued to dump rain along Florida's gulf coast Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    A resident of Shore Acres in St. Petersburg, Fla., has a sign urging motorists to slow down on flooded streets Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Remnants of Tropical Storm Colin continued to dump rain along Florida's gulf coast Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman takes a photo of flooded streets in the Shore Acres in St. Petersburg, Fla., Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Remnants of Tropical Storm Colin was continued to dump rain along Florida's gulf coast Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    A woman takes a photo of flooded streets in the Shore Acres in St. Petersburg, Fla., Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Remnants of Tropical Storm Colin was continued to dump rain along Florida's gulf coast Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Colin has made landfall and is bringing high winds and heavy rain to northern Florida.

The weather service says the center of the storm was located about 55 miles (90 kilometers) west-southwest of Jacksonville early Tuesday morning.

It says the storm's maximum sustained winds were around 50 mph (85 kph) with higher gusts and it is moving to the northeast at 23 mph (37 kph).

It is expected to continue moving in that direction at a faster speed over the next 48 hours.

Colin is expected to produce three to six inches of rain across western to northern Florida, southeast Georgia and coast areas of the Carolinas through Tuesday. Isolated areas could see up to 10 inches.