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Friday morning Subtropical Storm Ana discussion (05/08/2015)

Subtropical Storm Ana has Developed
Posted at 4:58 AM, May 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-08 04:58:00-04

TALLAHASSEE (WTXL) -- Subtropical storm Ana has officially been formed. The motion of this system is moving slowly to the northwest at 2.3 mph. The winds right now are at 45 mph but are expected to increase to 50 mph within the next 12 to 24 hours. There is a strong low pressure system in the western U.S and as this moves into the central and southern Plains it will nudge Ana towards the north and eventually northeastward by early next week. Dry air is being funneled into the core courtesy of a high pressure system nearby, this accounts for the lack of storminess near its center.

However Ana is expected to strengthen before making landfall. Ana may have the strength to be upgraded to a tropical storm depending just how strong she gets. With Ana forming there a number of watches in effect. There is a tropical storm watch in effect for Edisto Beach, South Carolina to Cape Lookout North Carolina. This watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours.