First Alert Day for strong storms Friday afternoon and evening

Hail and localized heavy rains are the primary threat
Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 3:39 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2022 at 6:59 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - An area of low pressure and a cold front will spark rain and thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening, some of which could be strong or severe.

Severe Weather Threat Friday
Severe Weather Threat Friday(KWQC)

For this reason, a First Alert Day will be in effect from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Some of these storms Friday afternoon could produce large hail. If more widespread storms develop this would decrease the hail threat, and more of a strong wind threat. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Breakdown of severe weather threat
Breakdown of severe weather threat(KWQC)

Rain will be widespread after sunset through sunrise on Saturday.

Rain chances will be an off and on event for the rest of Saturday with highest chances in the afternoon and decreasing chances in the evening. This means we will have dry hours, but it’s hard to pinpoint when, even 24 hours out. Rain will end Sunday and quiet weather looks to be on tap next week.