Eastern Iowa, West Central Illinois Brace for Severe Weather Monday Evening

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Quad Cities, IA/IL – Residents in Eastern Iowa and West Central Illinois should prepare for escalating heat and humidity today, followed by a risk of severe weather overnight. High temperatures are expected to reach the mid-80s to lower 90s, with heat indices climbing to just over 100 in some areas for short periods. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in the Quad Cities, there is a 20-30% chance of storms after midnight.

The NWS has issued a Slight (Level 2/5) Risk for severe storms in the region, particularly north of Highway 34. These storms could bring damaging winds and large hail. The highest risk period is from midnight to 7 AM on Tuesday.

The NWS advises residents to have multiple ways to receive warnings, especially while sleeping. Precautions against the heat are also recommended, including staying hydrated, using air conditioning, and limiting outdoor activities during peak heat hours.

The Quad Cities, including areas such as Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, should be on high alert for the potential severe weather. The NWS stresses the importance of preparedness and caution during these weather conditions.

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