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UPDATED 7:45 AM EDT, June 23, 2013

By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, John Bateman

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Dangerous storms will threaten outdoor plans in the Central Plains and Upper Midwest to round out the weekend while showers soak stretches of both coasts. Hot and dry weather will fuel the wildfire threat in the Southwest.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Bryan Karrick has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.

As if residents from eastern Colorado and Wyoming to Wisconsin haven`t seen enough severe weather this weekend, Sunday will offer more of the same. Rain and storms will dampen morning outdoor plans in the Middle and Upper Mississippi Valley.

Meanwhile, a cold front slowly moving through the Plains will ignite afternoon storms. A few of these storms will bring gusty winds and hail in places like Lincoln, Neb., Kansas City, Mo., Des Moines, Iowa, Minneapolis and Green Bay, Wis.

The weather won`t be ideal for a beach day in the East. Clouds and scattered showers and storms will be on the weather menu for much of Florida, the eastern Gulf Coast and the Southeast Atlantic Coast. A few of these storms could soak the central Appalachians to the Mid-Atlantic Coast as well.

A fresh storm careening into the Northwest will have residents grabbing the umbrella today. Showers will pepper northern California to western Washington.

A sprawling high pressure will allow sunshine to quickly warm up the Southwest and Great Basin. Highs will zoom into the 90s and lower 100s. A bit of a southwest breeze coupled with the heat, low humidity and the ongoing drought will keep the wildfire danger risk high through northern and eastern Arizona into central New Mexico.

Warm 90s will build once again across the Central and Southern Plains. Much cooler 70s will be found north of Kansas and through much of the Mountain West, Great Basin and Interior Northwest. A few of the highest elevations and the damp and dreary Northwest Coast will stay in the 60s.

Summer temperatures will be in full throttle from the Mississippi Valley to the East Coast with widespread 80s this afternoon.

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