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First Alert Day Sunday for strong storms (June 20, 2021)

Two rounds on Father’s Day with a brief break in between
Published: Jun. 19, 2021 at 8:17 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM CDT
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QUAD CITIES, Iowa (KWQC) - Father’s Day could have severe weather in the area in the evening.

Two rounds of storms today. One starting this morning into this afternoon, and the second this...
Two rounds of storms today. One starting this morning into this afternoon, and the second this evening.

A majority of the QCA is under an enhanced risk for severe weather today. The second round has started developing earlier this afternoon in Central Iowa and will reach our area this evening.

Severe Weather Risk Today
Severe Weather Risk Today(KWQC)
Severe Weather Breakdown
Severe Weather Breakdown(KWQC)

During the first few hours of the second round there is a chance for an isolated tornado alongside damaging winds and large hail. When the storms start to build together, the largest threats will be damaging winds near 70-80 mph and large hail nearing 2″ in diameter. The second round will also bring heavy rain and lead to a flash flooding concern in the northern 3/4 of the viewing area.

FIRST ALERT DAY in effect until Midnight for strong to severe storms.
FIRST ALERT DAY in effect until Midnight for strong to severe storms.

The storms will move out near midnight and there will be cooler, less humid air for Monday-Wednesday.

FIRST ALERT DAYS are issued to inform you of inconvenient, hazardous, or potentially dangerous weather in our viewing area--weather that could impact you and your family. Look for frequent updates on air, online, on our social media platforms and on the QC Weather App.

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