Ana Upgraded to Tropical Storm

Ana muscled up to a tropical storm early Saturday as it plodded toward the Carolinas, threatening to push dangerous surf and drenching rains against the Southeast U.S. coast weeks ahead of the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season.
The storm was centered at 11 a.m. EDT about 105 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm had top sustained winds of 60 mph.
Ana had slowed from its earlier speed, moving northwest at 3 mph on a forecast track expected to bring it "very near" the coasts of South and North Carolina sometime Sunday morning.