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Texas, Mexico City break temperature records as heatwave grips parts of North America

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Excessive heat is expected in South Texas, where the heat index was forecast to approach 49 degrees Celsius in some spots during the weekend.
Scattered severe storms continued across parts of Oklahoma on Saturday with the risk of possible tornadoes lasting into the night, as some parts of South Texas broke heat records and people were warned of triple-digit temperatures over the long holiday weekend.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, although the season does not officially start for another four weeks.
The National Weather Service’s office in Norman, Oklahoma, compared Saturday to ” a gasoline-soaked brush pile.” Forecasters said any storms that form could explode with large hail, dangerous winds and tornadoes.
“There’s a small chance most of the matches are duds, and we only see a few storms today. Still, that’s not a match I would want to play with. It only takes one storm to be impactful,” the office said via Facebook.
Excessive heat, especially for May, is the danger in South Texas, where the heat index was forecast to approach 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) in some spots during the weekend. Actual temperatures will be lower, although still in triple-digit territory, but the humidity will make it feel that much hotter.

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