Last updated 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2

Early into the Atlantic hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center noted the potential of a broad low pressure system forming over the southern Gulf of Mexico by early next week.

There is a 40 percent chance "of a tropical cyclone in the southern Gulf of Mexico early next week," according to the NHC.

The hurricane season, which started June 1, runs through Nov. 30.

Two tropical systems have already formed this year, Hurricane Alex in January and Tropical Storm Bonnie in May. The next named storm that forms this season will be named Colin.