Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL
AWUS83 KDVN 221349
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
849 AM CDT FRI JUL 22 2016
Partly to mostly cloudy skies and cooler conditions were found
across the region early Friday, as scattered showers and
thunderstorms pushed southwest over eastern Iowa, northwest
Illinois, and northeast Missouri. These storms brought frequent
lightning, heavy rain, and gusty winds between 30 and 40 mph.
Widespread rainfall between a half inch and 2 inches was common,
with the higher amounts in southeast Iowa and northern Dubuque
county. Friday morning low temperatures, ranged from 67 degrees in
Freeport, to 75 degrees in Kirksville Missouri.
Increasing humidity will once again be found today, as a frontal
boundary stalls across northern Iowa and northern Illinois.
Expect temperatures to top out in the upper 80s and lower 90s by
the afternoon. However, factoring in the humidity, it will feel
much warmer, with heat index values above 100 degrees for several
hours during the afternoon. Additional showers and thunderstorms
will be possible late Friday evening, and overnight. Some of
these storms could become severe, with damaging winds and heavy
rain the main threats. If storms do develop during the evening,
they will bring relief to the heat expected today. Overnight low
temperatures, will be in the lower to middle 70s.