Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency across 34 Florida counties in preparation for Tropical Storm Colin.

According to the National Weather Service, Colin is located about 285 miles west-southwest of Tampa, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.

Colin is forecasted to make landfall tonight. Although the storm will not hit Central Florida directly, it will bring high winds, flooding, and a moderate risk of tornados.

A state of emergency places the government in a better position to deal with the storm, and bars businesses from price-gouging customers who are attempting to prepare.

UCF has not released any notification of class cancellations.