Wind Advisory: Quad Cities, IL Residents Warned of Blowing Dust and Low Visibility

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Quad Cities, IL – The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Quad Cities area on Sunday, warning residents of blowing dust and reduced visibility due to strong northwest winds gusting up to 40 MPH. This advisory is particularly critical for counties along and north of Interstate 80.

According to the National Weather Service, these gusty conditions are expected to persist through the afternoon, creating significant challenges for high-profile vehicles traveling on north-to-south roads. Loose objects are also at risk of being blown around, potentially causing hazards in residential and commercial areas. Local farmers and drivers should be particularly cautious, as freshly tilled fields may produce localized blowing dust, significantly lowering visibility in open areas.

The National Weather Service advises residents to secure loose objects and exercise caution while traveling, especially on exposed roads. High-profile vehicles, such as trucks and trailers, are advised to avoid travel if possible due to the heightened risk of being affected by the strong gusts.

The gusty winds are forecasted to diminish by 7 PM this evening, bringing some relief to the region. Until then, residents are urged to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

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