Using VFR Flight Following?

What is to be expected when using flight following on a VFR cross country? I've been told you will be handed off from one ATC to another as you progress along your route of flight but does every new ATC you are handed off to know where you are and where you are going or will you have to let them know? Also, if... show more What is to be expected when using flight following on a VFR cross country? I've been told you will be handed off from one ATC to another as you progress along your route of flight but does every new ATC you are handed off to know where you are and where you are going or will you have to let them know? Also, if you want info on weather that may impact your flight and possibly a vector around it, will they be able to provide the information or would you have to contact a Flight Service Station?
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