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UPDATED 8:45 AM EDT, June 12, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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The middle of the work week will bring a potpourri of summertime weather from destructive storms to sizzling heat for the U.S. The Midwest and Ohio Valley will get slammed with severe storms, while heat bakes the central and southern Plains for a third straight day this week.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.

Upper Midwest residents will wake up to rumbles of thunder and heavy rain. While these storms will likely slide into the Ohio Valley and dissipate, fresh severe storms will build early in the afternoon between Interstates 70 and 80 in Illinois and Iowa. Hail and destructive winds will accompany these storms as they swoop into the Ohio Valley by dinnertime.

Not to be outdone, the northern Rockies will have to brace for afternoon severe storms. Wind and hail will be the main threats with these storms, with a few reaching the western High Plains by nightfall.

Central and southern Plains residents may be seeking cool weather relief in shopping malls or at local pools. Another day with steamy 90s and lower 100s is expected, with Dodge City, Kan., likely reaching into the lower 100s with Oklahoma City basking in the middle 90s late in the afternoon.

A few showers will pelt the Northwest and Northeast with late-day scattered storms briefly interrupting outdoor plans in the Rio Grande Valley, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Otherwise, large stretches of the West, central and southern Plains will see bright sunshine.

Triple-digit heat will also be found in the Southwest with 80s and 90s common from the Mid-Mississippi Valley to the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The Northern Tier from Washington to Maine will stay in the 70s. Typical for mid-June, the thermometer will stay stuck in the 50s and 60s along the Northwest Coast and Interior Northeast.

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