The area of low pressure that was off the coast of North Carolina become the first tropical depression to form in the Atlantic in 2009. The season officially begins on June 1. The depression is forecast to become a tropical storm before weakening over cooler ocean waters. If the system becomes a storm, it will be called Tropical Storm Ana.
The depression is moving to the northeast today and is not forecast to impact land.
Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina for tropical updates at :21 after the hour.