FIRST ALERT DAY until midnight for excessive heat and strong thunderstorms
Heat index values likely reaching 100+ degrees
QUAD CITIES, Iowa/Ill. (KWQC) - The first day of astronomical summer will be coming in hot, with highs expected to reach the middle to upper 90′s, and heat index readings approaching or even exceeding 105 degrees.
This heat will be dangerous to those who spend too much time outdoors without properly taking breaks, staying hydrated and finding relief in cooler or air-conditioned spots.
A front will sweep into the region by early evening, producing a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms. Some of those storms could become strong to severe, with the main threats being damaging winds and hail. There is a level 1 to level 2 risk in the TV6 viewing area from 7 p.m. to near or just before midnight. That same front should provide us with slightly milder air, dropping temperatures into the upper 80′s to low 90s by 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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