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Sunny skies forecast for Father’s Day fun

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By Britney Tabor / Staff Writer

Break out the sunglasses and sunscreen and fire up the grill. Father’s Day is firming up to become a nice day to spend time outdoors.

Sunny skies and a high in the 90s are on tap for Sunday, according to weather officials.

Dennis Cavanaugh, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, said Denton residents can expect Sunday to start off cloudy but clouds are expected to break apart by afternoon.

“Right now we have a dry forecast,” Cavanaugh said. “It looks like highs are going to be … just about 90 degrees.”

The origins of the first Father’s Day celebration in the United States date to 1910 in Washington state. According to the U.S. Census Bureau website, President Lyndon Johnson designated Father’s Day as the third Sunday in June, and the holiday has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed public legislation making it permanent.

Dad Todd Kirkland of Denton, who has to work all day Father’s Day, said his ideal way to spend Sunday would be near water.

“I don’t get to do what I want, but a water park might be nice with this heat, the summer, or maybe a lake,” he said.

The National Weather Service is forecasting southerly winds of 10 to 15 mph Sunday, with gusts reaching 25 mph.

Cavanaugh said Denton can expect its next chance of rain by midweek.

On Thursday, Denton and areas north received from one-third to a one-quarter of an inch of rain, he said.

BRITNEY TABOR can be reached at 940-566-6876 and via Twitter at @BritneyTabor.