Ana transitioned from a subtropical to a tropical storm on Saturday at around 6am Bermuda time. Tropical Storm Ana then slowly moved northwestward while weakening for a landfall in South Carolina near Myrtle Beach at around 7am Bermuda time this morning.
Tropical Storm force gusts were observed in isolated spots of South and North Carolina, mainly along and near the coast, for much of the morning leading up to and following landfall. Heavy rain continued as the now remnants of Ana drift through North Carolina with drenching rains of over 4″ already being reported near where Ana made landfall. Minor flooding concerns continue because of Ana’s continued slow motion this evening.
Meanwhile, mostly dry weather is expected in Bermuda for the next few days. A weak cold front will enhance the chances for precipitation as it passes on Thursday. Expect winds to slowly veer from southeast to southwest through Tuesday, then sharply veer from southwest to northwest on Thursday with the frontal passage. Generally moderate winds could become strong for a time ahead of Thursday’s front.