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9:30 AM EDT, June 15, 2014

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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Rain and thunderstorms will scar outdoor Father`s Day plans across stretches of the Central U.S. while much of the East and West Coasts frolic in an abundance of sunshine.

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

A strong cold front will trigger fresh storms from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Mid-South today. The thundery rumbles will already be ongoing before daybreak in places like International Falls, Minn., Minneapolis, and Des Moines, Iowa. As the day wears on, places like Chicago, St. Louis, and Tulsa, Okla., will have to be on guard for threatening skies. Here, gusty winds, hail, and even a brief tornado or two are all possible.

An upper-level low pressure system swinging into the Northwest will bring dreary weather and a few light rain showers to Seattle and Portland, Ore. The only other weather hiccup spot will be the Southeast where morning sunshine will be followed by afternoon showers and storms. Fortunately, the rain will be short-lived in any one spot, so dad`s golf game may only be briefly interrupted.

Otherwise, high pressure will allow sunshine and blue skies to rule the remainder of the West and much of the East.

Toasty triple-digits will warm the Southwest and West Texas today. Highs will climb into the 80s and 90s through interior California, and from the Central Plains and the Midwest and Southeast.

Meanwhile, the Northwest, Northern Plains, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast will enjoy comfortable 60s, 70s, and 80s.

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