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Will Tropical Storm Colin impact the northeastern US?

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Tropical Storm Colin, which is lashing Florida and portions of the Southeast coast, is expected to go out to sea, but will the storm have any impact on the Northeast?

Colin is expected to have little to no impact to the Northeast since it will remain far enough out to sea. It should not be close enough to stir widespread, dangerous rip currents or rough surf. However, heed any warnings of lifeguards if you are visiting beaches from the Outer Banks to Cape Cod.

Unlike Bonnie, which brought heavy rainfall to the coast of the Carolinas over Memorial Day weekend and enhanced rainfall farther north, the storm will not spread rain any farther north than North Carolina.

This will not be the case with Colin, thanks to steering winds across the eastern United States.

As the tropical system gets pushed east by the steering winds, any tropical moisture associated with it will also be carried eastward.

While Colin moves out to sea, cooler and drier air will filter into the Northeast this week. The summerlike weather that ended May and kicked off June will come to an end.

"We are going from a mid-summer pattern and turning the calendar back a few months," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek said.

Cities like Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York City ended the month of May with a week long streak of high temperatures at 80 F or above.

By Wednesday, temperatures will return to more springlike values, with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

"This kind of cooldown is not unusual for the beginning of June," Dombek said. "It is still spring, astronomically."

As moisture is pulled eastward by the departing storm, humidity values will come down across the region.

A few isolated showers may still pop up, especially over the higher terrain, but no significant rainfall is expected across the Northeast on Wednesday and Thursday.

Gusty winds will accompany the cooler air rushing in from the northwest, making things feel even cooler across the region.