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(NEW YORK) — The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season continues to intensify as it approaches the Carolina coast.

Tropical Storm Ana is moving slowly north with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour as of Saturday morning.

The storm is expected to make landfall between North and South Carolina on Sunday.

The National Hurricane Center’s Senior Hurricane Forecaster Stacy Stewart told ABC News there’s a chance of flooding along coastal areas as winds are strong enough to push up one to two feet of water.

The rip currents are strong too, but Stewart says the water is not safe, even for surfers.

“We really don’t want people getting out in these types of rough surf conditions,” Stewart said. “They could get pulled under and dragged out to sea needlessly.”

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