Quad Cities, IA/IL – Severe Storms Expected with 70 MPH Winds, Hail Tuesday

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Quad Cities, IA/IL – Severe weather is expected to impact the Quad Cities area starting this afternoon, with the most significant threats forecast for Tuesday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are anticipated today and overnight, potentially bringing winds up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail.

According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday poses a greater risk with numerous severe storms likely throughout the region. These storms could produce several tornadoes, damaging winds up to 70 mph, and large hail. The primary risk period is Tuesday afternoon and evening, when the line of storms is expected to be at its most intense.

Residents are urged to stay weather-aware and have multiple ways to receive warnings, especially if storms develop overnight. The National Weather Service emphasizes the importance of being prepared by ensuring your shelter is accessible and that your phone can receive Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs).

Precautions include having emergency supplies ready, knowing your safe places, and having a family communication plan in place.

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