Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL
AWUS83 KDVN 210251
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
951 PM CDT WED JUL 20 2016
Showers and thunderstorms lingered across extreme east
central Iowa and northwest Illinois through the afternoon, as
a frontal boundary remained stationary from north central Iowa
into southern Illinois. Torrential rains were common with the
stronger storms. Dubuque, Iowa set a new daily rainfall record
when it received 1.45 inches between 10 am and 1 pm. The
previous daily rainfall record was 1.39 inches set back in
2003. By late afternoon, the rain had ended and fair skies
were common area-wide. Temperatures topped out in the 80s in
most areas, with the exceptions of Fairfield with a high of 90
and Mount Pleasant with a high of 91.
Warm and muggy conditions will prevail across the area
overnight, as the frontal boundary lifts northeast through the
area. With a light southerly breeze overnight, temperatures
will only settle into the lower and middle 70s.
Oppressively hot and humid conditions will be found across
much of the region Thursday, along with gusty southwest winds
and widespread heat indices in the 105 to 115 degree range.