FIRST ALERT DAY in effect 4 p.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday for potential severe weather
QUAD CITIES, Iowa/Ill. (KWQC) - A FIRST ALERT DAY is in effect from 4 p.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday across the TV6 viewing area as a cold front brings rain and thunderstorms, some of which could become severe.
The Storm Prediction Center has put the entire TV6 viewing area at a level 2 or SLIGHT RISK for strong to severe storms. The primary threat will be damaging winds, but all modes of severe weather will be possible, including large hail, heavy rain, and isolated tornadoes.
While a couple of pop-up thunderstorms are possible in our Iowa counties late Saturday afternoon or early evening, storms to our west develop near a cold front and move east through the TV6 viewing area later this evening into the wee hours of Sunday morning.
We are in desperate need of rainfall, and it looks as though we will see a good chance for some generous amounts of precipitation tonight. Some locations could see 1-2″+ of rainfall in the stronger thunderstorms this evening and overnight. Stay alert to changing weather conditions during the the period and be sure you have several ways to receive watches, warnings, advisories and the latest alerts.
FIRST ALERT DAYS are issued to inform you of inconvenient, hazardous, or potentially dangerous weather in our viewing area 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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