Here's the afternoon weather report from the National Weather Service. Severe storm watches and warnings for the region have expired but showers and thunderstorms still are possible before 3 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

The afternoon will be mostly cloudy with a high near 84 degrees.

Tonight there is a slight chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m. The overnight low will be around 70 degrees.


At 11 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Scott, Jackson, Cedar and Clinton counties. The statement says that thunderstorms will continue to produce very heavy rainfall across the area through 1 p.m.

Rainfall amounts of  1-2 inches of rain in less than an hour will be common. Areas that see the rain linger through 1 p.m. likely will have rainfall totals ranging in the 2-3 inch range.

This will result in standing water in fields, ditches and other low lying areas. Creeks and area streams will rise. Drivers should be prepared for standing water on the roadways and poor visibilities.


EARLIER REPORT: Clinton County is now under a severe thunderstorm warning. Cedar County remains under a severe thunderstorm warning. The Quad-City metro area remains under a severe thunderstorm watch until 1 p.m.


EARLIER REPORT: The National Weather Service has now put Cedar and Jackson counties in Iowa under a severe thunderstorm warning, upgraded from a severe thunderstorm watch. The Quad-City metro area remains under a severe thunderstorm watch until 1 p.m.


EARLIER REPORT: The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 1 p.m. for Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Scott, Muscatine and Louisa counties in Iowa and Carroll, Whiteside, Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties in Illinois.

Here's the latest NWS forecast for the Q-C at 9 a.m.: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 89 degrees.

For those people heading north at this hour, a band of severe weather is moving east across the Waterloo and Dubuque region.


EARLIER REPORT: A good Friday to all, and a hearty shout out to summer. The summer solstice officially arrived this morning at 12:04 a.m. and brings our longest day of daylight.

Our first forecast of summer shows a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Skies will be partly sunny with a high near 89 degrees. South winds will gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 70 degrees.

Heading to the air show this weekend?

Here's the National Weather Service's forecast.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 91 degrees and a low around 72 degrees. South winds will gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 90 degrees and a low around 72 degrees. The evening brings a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Remember the sun screen and enjoy your weekend.