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Quad City Flooding Concerns As Rainfall Continues


Heavy rain is expected to continue to come in waves over the next couple of days and a flash flood warning is in effect for several counties in the Quad City area. Meteorologist Erik Maitland says thunderstorms producing heavy rain are expected to move back in overnight. So far Wednesday, 1.5 to over 3 inches of rain as fallen. More heavy rain is expected to fall again on Thursday. A flash flood warning means water could accumulate on roads. The National Weather Service says do not drive on flooded roads. Most fatalities occur in vehicles that are swept away in flood water that's as little as one foot deep.

If you live in an area that is prone to flooding during heavy rain events, then you can expect to see those areas affected Wednesday night through Thursday. Rain is expected to let up by late Thursday morning, with some scattered showers possible into the evening. Friday afternoon brings another chance of scattered rain, but with a big dip in temperatures, we could see some of those rain drops switch over to snowflakes. No accumulation is expected.

The rainfall has impacted projected levels on area rivers. In Moline, the NWS is predicting the river will rise more than 3 feet above flood stage, cresting on Sunday. The Mississippi River at Lock and Dam 15 in Rock Island is also projected to rise 3 feet to major flood level status by Saturday.

Watch KWQC-TV and KWQC.com for frequent updates.

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