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Former T.S. Ana Soaks Mid-Atlantic

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Posted at 5:04 PM, May 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-11 17:04:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Sections of coastal South and North Carolina were inundated with over a half-foot of rain from what was Tropical Storm Ana over the weekend.

North Myrtle Beach, S. C., where Ana made its initial contact with land, received just over six inches of rain through Monday afternoon, most of which fell Saturday and Sunday.  Kinston, N. C., had over 6 1/2 inches.

While heavy rain is still hugging the shore near Virginia's Hampton Roads region, the threat of flash flooding has waned significantly along the mid-Atlantic.

The remnants of Ana are forecast to move back into the Atlantic Ocean, but regeneration into a subtropical or tropical system is not expected.

Tropical Storm Ana was the earliest-forming named system since a storm by the same name developed in April 2003.