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A tropical disturbance near Africa has been designated Invest 92L by the National Hurricane Center. It has a high chance of developing as it moves across the Atlantic during the next week, and would be named Bret if it becomes a tropical storm or hurricane.
The southern Plains have already been hit hard by severe storms this week, with a deadly tornado ripping through the Texas Panhandle town of Perryton on Wednesday. The region is again under threat Saturday with tornadoes, damaging wind and large hail possible, with storms developing in the afternoon. Also under threat Saturday is the coastal Deep South and much of Florida, where flooding became problematic Thursday.
Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for large swaths of both Texas and Louisiana as another day of temperatures near 100 degrees are expected Saturday. Add in the humidity, and those temperatures will feel more like 115 degrees in some places.
An Arkansas woman said she was picking up food at a drive-thru when giant hail started pelting her car. She said she was hit by one of the stones when she was running inside the restaurant to seek shelter.
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