Subtropical Storm Ana has formed off the southeast Atlantic Coast this morning. Ana is Not expected to bring any rain to Alabama as we are on the west (dry side) of the storm.
The storm is centered over the Atlantic Ocean about 170 miles south-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The storm is moving very slowly at this point.
Maximum sustained winds are 45 mph. Some slight strengthening is possible during the next day or so.
Since there has been more deep convection occurring near the center over the past several hours, it is becoming more likely that Ana will make the transition into a tropical storm within the next day or so.
A tropical storm watch has been issued from Edisto Beach, South Carolina, to Cape Lookout, North Carolina.
Ana is expected to produce 2-4 inches of rain over portions of North and South Carolina through the weekend.