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Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. Here is your National Weather Service forecast.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. with a 30 percent chance of precipitation. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny with a high near 85 degrees. 

Tonight isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible before 8 p.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a low around 66 degrees.

A flood warning remains in effect for the Rock River in the Quad-Cities. The river is expected to fall below flood stage later today.

Hazarous weather warning for today: (From the National Weather Service) Scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening, along and north of Interstate 80. Some severe storms are possible. The main threats are large hail and damaging winds. Isolated tornadoes also are possible. The U.S. 20 and U.S. 30 corridors have the highest risk of severe storms, between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 86 degrees. South winds will be 10-20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday night there is a 20 percent chance of showers after 1 a.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a low around 67 degrees. South winds will be 10-15 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph.

WWII veteran, 101, breaks skydiving record

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In this grab taken from video, Verdun Hayes gestures prior to tandem skydiving, in Devon, England, Sunday, May 14, 2017. A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has broken the world record for the oldest tandem skydiver. Hayes, a great-grandfather, jumped out of a plane from 15-thousand feet in Devon, UK, on Sunday accompanied by four generations of his family. (Skydive.buzz via AP)

A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive. Bryson William Verdun Hayes completed a tandem skydive with members of his extended family on Sunday at an airfield in Honiton, southwest England.

Among those jumping were Hayes' son, grandson, great-grandson and great-granddaughter.

At the age of 101 years, 38 days, Hayes broke the Guinness World Record held by Canada's Armand Gendreau, who jumped in 2013 at 101 years, three days.

Hayes said he had wanted to try skydiving when he was 90, but was talked out it at the time by his late wife. He jumped for the first time last year at 100.

Hayes served in the British Army during World War II, and was awarded France's Legion of Honor for his heroic actions.

Not the real news: A look at what didn't happen this week

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FILE - In a Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, Sarah Palin, political commentator and former governor of Alaska, walks on the sideline before an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams, in Seattle. Palin's spokesman told The Associated Press on May 11, 2017, that reports that she was in a coma following a car accident are not true. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)

Here's a roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

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NOT REAL: U.S. Department of State suspends New York Times license

THE FACTS: The account claiming the State Department suspended the newspaper's operational permit after it criticized Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is "completely false," Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha says. There is no permit required for U.S. news organizations and there is no issue with the newspaper's foreign press credentials, she said. A website made up to look like a CNN outlet says in a story published last month that the State Department accused The Times of "breaking communication code of ethics" in a matter that could cause diplomatic challenges between the two countries.

NOT REAL: Sarah Palin out of her coma, able to identify her attackers

THE FACTS: More than half a dozen sites have run the same verbatim account of a hit-and-run accident on California's Pacific Coast Highway involving the former Alaska governor, followed up by stories alleging Palin emerged from her coma to identify her assailants. A spokesman for Palin tells the AP the reports are "as fake as fake can be." The sites report that the accident happened April 28, when Palin's Twitter and Facebook accounts were active. The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate has been a target of hoax articles in the past .

NOT REAL: Hobby Lobby just announced plan to close ALL stores

THE FACTS: The arts and crafts retail chain has 700-plus stores and says it's adding 60 more in 2017. A story published by Daily Info News, The Washington Feed and other outlets said the chain's CEO said it could go out of business if it pays fines for violating a mandate under the Affordable Care Act to provide employees access to emergency contraception. Hobby Lobby won an exemption from the law based on religious preferences in a 2014 Supreme Court decision.

NOT REAL: 2 moms, 5 kids killed in car crash in (insert place here)

THE FACTS: Multiple websites have appropriated many details from a true account of a June 2016 minivan accident in Southern California that killed two mothers and four children while two fathers survived. The stories circulating with dozens of different headlines change the U.S. county where it occurred, and in some cases add the fathers' names and varying ages of the children.

NOT REAL: Robertson: David Bowie is not dead, he was kidnapped by demons summoned by rock music

THE FACTS: This account first published by politicops.com last year and recently recycled by admitted hoax site uspoln.com began with an accurate answer by "700 Club" host Pat Robertson to a teenager's written question on whether it was OK to listen to rock music. Robertson replied that some rock wasn't "all that bad," but some "is just evil." A spokesman for Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network tells the AP that the evangelist made no mention of Bowie, who died on Jan. 10, 2016.

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