Iowa, Northeastern Illinois Brace for Severe Weather Wednesday Afternoon

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Quad Cities, IA – Severe thunderstorms are forecasted to hit Iowa and northeastern Illinois on Wednesday, bringing the potential for damaging winds and heavy rain.

According to the US National Weather Service Quad Cities Iowa/Illinois, isolated to scattered severe storms are expected across the region between 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM. The primary threat from these storms includes damaging winds, with some storms possibly becoming severe during the afternoon and evening hours.

Residents in both Iowa and northeastern Illinois are advised to stay informed through multiple weather warnings, especially if storms occur overnight. It is crucial to have several ways to receive warnings, such as weather radios, smartphone alerts, and local news updates. The National Weather Service recommends seeking shelter indoors when thunderstorms approach to avoid the dangers posed by high winds and heavy rain.

Preparations should include securing outdoor items that could be blown away and ensuring that emergency kits are readily available. Residents should remain vigilant and follow updates from local authorities to stay safe during the severe weather event.

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