You might want to batten down the hatches this afternoon. We could be in for some stormy weather.

Severe weather is possible across the Quad City area late Wednesday and Wednesday night, especially across eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois. According to the NWS of the Quad Cities, the main hazards with storms will be damaging winds, large hail and torrential rainfall. There is also a low potential for tornadoes. The most likely timing for severe storms will be from Wednesday evening into Thursday morning.

It didn't take long for conditions to dry out after a wet weekend. The much needed rain will also fall for areas north of I-80 but this will come with an increased flash flood risk.

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 3pm and 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Here's the forecast according to NOAA and the NWS of the Quad Cities.
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Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 81. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. West wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Looks like severe weather shouldn't affect our weekend plans. Who's excited for Saturday and Sunday?

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