Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL
AWUS83 KDVN 230320
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
920 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017
Unprecedented warmth, strong south southwest winds of 15 to 30
miles an hour, and sunny skies were common across much of the area
Wednesday, as weak high pressure remained in place over the
region. Temperatures topped out between 68 and 77 degrees, with
several locations shattering their high temperature records for
the date. In addition, both Dubuque and Cedar Rapids set a new
all-time February high temperature record, topping out at 71 and
76 degrees respectively. The high of 71 degrees in Dubuque was the
first time ever it was 70 or more in February.
A weak cold front will pass through the region tonight, bringing
an end to the streak of record warmth. Light northwesterly winds
and clear to partly cloudy skies will prevail across the area
overnight. Temperatures will settle into the mid to upper 30s
north of I-80, while low to mid 40s are seen to the south.
Mostly cloudy skies will prevail Thursday, with rain chances
becoming more likely during the late afternoon and evening.
Temperatures will peak in the upper 40s to mid 50s north of
Interstate 80, while to the south readings reach into the upper
50s to mid 60s.