UPDATE: The Quad-Cities is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 5 p.m. This includes Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine and Louisa counties in Iowa and Carroll, Whiteside, Henry, Rock Island and Mercer counties in Illinois.

EARLIER REPORT: Good Wednesday, Quad-Cities. Grab your umbrella, you're going to need it today.

Rain, rain and more rain is in the forecast.

So much rain, in fact, that the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the region and flood warning for several area rivers.

Here's the details.

Showers are likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent with new rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Today's high will reach the mid-50s. Winds will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight showers and thunderstorms are likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The temperature will rise to around 57 degrees by 11 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 100 percent with new rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Good luck staying dry.


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