Noon update: All-metro softball, Q-C Olympians, mussels and heat

Noon update: All-metro softball, Q-C Olympians, mussels and heat

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NWS: Weather summary

Good afternoon. Here's the forecast from the National Weather Service. This afternoon will be partly sunny with a high near 89 degrees and heat-index values near 100.

Tonight there will be patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise skies will be partly cloudy with a low around 71 degrees.  

Thursday will be sunny with a high around 92 degrees. Heat-index values could be as high as 101 degrees. 

Thursday night there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 1 a.m. New rainfall amounts could be between a quarter and half of an inch. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a low around 71 degrees. 

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Katie Guild with Ecological Specialists, Inc. sorts some of the mussels removed by divers from the Mississippi River Tuesday, August 02, 2016.

Check out these photos from the ongoing Mississippi River mussel relocation project. Ecological Specialists, Inc. has begun relocating a unique and sizeable mussel bed containing about 450,000 mussels that are in the direct impact zone of the new piers for the Interstate 74 bridge on the Illinois side of the Mississippi.

Davenport Assumption vs Solon state softball

Davenport Assumption's Nicole Timmons pitches during Davenport Assumption vs Solon class 3A semifinal-round state softball action played Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Sioux City Journal photo by Tim Hynds

• Meet the Quad-City Times all-metro high school softball team.

Christine Thorburn, 2004, 2008

Sport: Cycling

Q-C connection: Born in Davenport, graduate of Pleasant Valley

How she fared: Placed fourth in the Olympic time trial and 15th in the road race in 2004, fifth in the time trial and 52nd in the road race in 2008.

Thorburn was a distance runner in high school and at Grinnell College before taking up cycling. She became heavily involved in the sport while attending medical school at Stanford and won the U.S. championship in 2004, which clinched her first Olympic berth. She is now a respected rheumatologist in Menlo Park, California.

• With the start of the Rio Olympics almost upon us, here's a look at people with Quad-City connections who have been named to United States Olympic teams.

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