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Fall Brings Pretty Colors And Severe Weather Chances

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With so few storms this spring and summer in the QCA

There is a fear from some that people aren't going to be prepared if severe weather strikes.

With so many outdoor events yet to take place.

17-hundred students will be in Davenport for a marching band competition.

The Trinity Quad Cities classic regatta will have rowers in the water all day Saturday.

And all will be watching the horizon.

National Weather Service meteorologist Donna Dubberke says, "It's been a quieter year, we haven't issued as many warnings especially since the spring, and it's been an unusual year in terms of the amount of severe weather."

Dubberke says quiet weather causes people to let their guard down. Especially when it feels like we're in the off-season.

"Anytime you have storms in the off-season, like in the fall, we see an increase in the number of fatalities and injuries, that's across the board."

Fall is the second peak time for severe weather in the Midwest. Cold air is coming back from it's summer break and when that comes back.. it can bring thunderstorms with it.

"We'll typically see very fast moving thunderstorms, it's not unusual to see any number of kinds of severe weather, strong winds, tornadoes, hail they can pretty much do all of it."

And with so many outdoor activities still taking place. Someone needs to watch the skies.

Davenport Schools spokesperson Dawn Saul says, "There's a possibility that we might have to stop for an hour or two."

Saul says there is a plan in place for any severe weather at Saturday's band competition.

"The site manager will evaluate the situation and make the call whether there needs to be a delay, or whether we might move to the rain date."

As the fall foliage drops away, the chance for severe weather will fall with it. But Dubburke says until the tree's are bare, it's best to a weather eye to the sky.

"I think you have to pay attention the entire weekend, up through Saturday night."

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