FIRST ALERT DAY- Excessive heat and severe storms through 9 p.m. Friday

Isol. severe storms and dangerous heat for areas along and south of I-80.
Published: Aug. 18, 2023 at 10:24 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2023 at 12:53 PM CDT
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QUAD CITIES, Iowa/Ill. (KWQC) - A FIRST ALERT DAY for EXCESSIVE HEAT and SEVERE STORM POTENTIAL will continue through 9 PM Friday for areas along and especially south of I-80 in the TV6 viewing area.

Excessive Heat and Severe Storms possible
Excessive Heat and Severe Storms possible(KWQC)

Heat index values, or how it feels when you factor in the humidity, should range from 100° to 110° through the end of the evening Friday south of I-80.

This afternoon, a stationary boundary will become the focal point for thunderstorm activity. Explosive thunderstorm development is possibly this afternoon and evening along and south of the Interstate 80 corridor. Although the storms should be more isolated, they could quickly become severe with damaging winds being the primary threat. As the evening progresses, this line of activity will move out of the region.

Severe Weather Outlook Aug. 25
Severe Weather Outlook Aug. 25(KWQC)
More heat and humidity could make for dangerous conditions across the region.
More heat and humidity could make for dangerous conditions across the region.(KWQC)

Limit time outdoors if you can, wear loose-fitted, light colored clothing, avoid strenuous activity and understand the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Check on the elderly and children, who are especially vulnerable to these types of heat conditions, and don’t forget to care for your pets. They also need a cool place to stay and plenty of fresh water to drink. This afternoon, stay Sky Aware and move indoors if threatening weather gets close to your location.

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.