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Weekend Weather Outlook

UPDATED 9:30 AM EDT, June 7, 2014

By WeatherBug's Luke Paris

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Bouts of thunderstorms will rattle the Central U.S. this weekend. Meanwhile, intense heat will scorch the Southwest.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Addison Green has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.

Today:

A potent system making its way through the Central U.S. will bring plenty of energetic weather from the Northern Plains to the Lower Mississippi Valley. Scattered thunderstorms and showers will plague the Upper Midwest and the Central and Northern Plains while further south, an extensive pocket of severe thunderstorms, capable of producing large hail and damaging winds, will stretch from the western edge of the Southern Plains to the Mississippi Valley. Temperatures in the 60s and 70s will make an appearance in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Highs in the 80s will invade the Mid-Mississippi Valley and Central Plains while the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southern Plains rise into the 90s.

Likewise, a few rounds of thunderstorms will stomp across the Southeast later in the day. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms will reach from the Tennessee Valley to Florida. Highs will be in the upper 80s and 90s.

The remainder of the U.S. will see a plethora of sunshine. Warm temperatures in the 60s and 70s will make their way into the Pacific Northwest and Great Lakes while the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley, Great Basin and West Coast see highs in the 80s. Dry, torrid heat will continue to brew across the Southwest, where temperatures will skyrocket into triple-digits.

Sunday:

Disturbances moving across the Plains will bring another relatively wet day to the Central U.S. Scattered thunderstorms and showers will pepper the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains, stretching down into the Central Plains as well. Cooler temperatures in the 60s will settle into the Upper Mississippi Valley and Northern Plains while the Central Plains rises into the 70s.

Residents in the Mid- and Lower Mississippi Valley, and the Southeast will want to keep their rain gear close by as showers and thunderstorms dominate yet again. Thunderstorms will stretch from the southern half of the Mid-Mississippi Valley and the northern half of the Lower Mississippi Valley to the interior Southeast, leaving the Gulf Coast fairly dry. Temperatures will be in the 80s in the Mississippi Valley and in the 90s in the Southeast.

Blue skies will be the main headline for the rest of the U.S. Sunny skies will rise the temperatures in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, West Coast and Intermountain West into the 80s while the Southwest sees blistering highs in the triple-digits. The Pacific Northwest will remain in the cool 60s.

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