The start of the 2020 hurricane season in Florida is still weeks away, but the Atlantic is already heating up. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued an advisory on Tuesday about a storm system that has the potential of becoming subtropical off the east coast of Florida. The storm could bring thunderstorms to South Florida this weekend and has the potential to become a tropical storm.\nAccording to the NHC advisory, the system is located northeast of the Bahamas, which are still recovering from last year's Hurricane Dorian. Currently, it has a high chance of developing into a stronger storm over the next five days.\nThe warm waters in the area may fuel this storm into a tropical system. If it develops further, this could possibly be the first-named system of the 2020 hurricane season, which would be called Arthur, according to Florida Today.\nFortunately, this system is unlikely to make landfall and will remain offshore. However, AccuWeather predicts South Florida could see showers, thunderstorms, and rough seas later this week.\nMay 13 - Windy through late week with increasing rain chances. Heavy rain is possible for some areas on Friday. Hazardous marine conditions are ongoing! #flwx pic.twitter.com/nVDkWhf9dk— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) May 13, 2020\nAs of Wednesday, the NHC updated their Twitter account to announce that there's a 70% chance of a subtropical depression or storm forming this weekend as it moves northeastward over the western Atlantic. Originally, it had it at a 50% possibility of upgrading.\nAn area of low pressure is expected to develop this weekend to the northeast of the Bahamas. Environmental conditions appear conducive for this system to acquire some subtropical characteristics as it moves northeastward through Sunday. https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/ypMZ099QP6— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) May 12, 2020\nWith Hurricane Awareness Week in South Florida starting on Monday, this new system underscores the need to be prepared for such storms as early as possible. The official start date of the hurricane season isn't expected until June 1.\nMay 12: South Florida Hurricane Awareness Week Continues: Today we look at South Florida Hurricane Climatology. The importance of it only takes one in any given year! #flwx https://t.co/Dbeepbozk1— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) May 12, 2020\nIn light of COVID-19, the state is implementing special measures for this year's hurricane season.\nFlorida will add masks to its hurricane supplies, and evacuation plans may allow for more residents to stay home rather than crowd into shelters.\nView this post on Instagram June! A classic month of severe storms! #storm #floridastorm #shelfcloud #supercell #thunderstorm #lightning A post shared by Logan (@storm_chaser_logan_parham) on Dec 17, 2019 at 1:17pm PST\nAs this system continues to develop, the NHC will provide updates throughout the week for any new developments on the storm.\n*This piece has been updated.