Severe Weather Threat Increases Sunday

It finally feels like spring across the Mississippi and Illinois Valleys.

After hitting 90° Tuesday in the Quad Cities, we reached 82° yesterday, and highs of 80° or better are expected through Monday of next week.

And, while we’ve had plenty of rain, 13.05″ since March 1, 2013, which is 8.45″ above average, we really haven’t seen much in the way of severe weather.

However, that could be changing.  Showers and thunderstorms are possible tonight and Friday, but by Sunday night and Monday, Iowa and Illinois could be seeing some strong to severe thunderstorms.

7am Sunday - 7am Monday

The map with the red shading is for 7 a.m. Sunday through 7 a.m. Monday.

7am Monday - 7am Tuesday

And, this map with the purple shading is for 7 a.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Each colored shading indicates where there is, at least, a 30% chance of seeing either damaging winds, large hail, or tornadoes.

Of course, the fantastic CBS4 weather team will keep you updated with the very latest on this severe weather threat.


By the way, Iowa just set the record for the longest period, 356 consecutive days, without a tornado.  The last tornado touched down on May 24, 2012, in Fayette County, in the northeastern part of the state, near the Wisconsin and Minnesota borders.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Cinchy on May 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    No severe weather here. Stay safe.


  2. Posted by Connie Huizenga on May 16, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I would love to continue the string of no-tornado days in Iowa. That would be a good thing. Thanks again for giving us the information we need to be aware. You are the best.


  3. Cindy,

    I hope you’re having a great time.



  4. Connie,

    Thank you very much and I’m with you about keeping that streak going for Iowa and Illinois.



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