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NWS: Fog

A good Wednesday to all. Today's weather picture is much quieter than yesterday although patchy dense fog will be a concern this morning.

According to the National Weather Service light winds, clear skies, and abundant low-level moisture is causing the development of patchy dense fog across the area this morning especially in low-lying areas. If traveling, sudden changes in visibility are possible. Allow extra time to travel this morning and use low beam headlights in areas of fog.

1. Scattered showers today

NWS: Summary

Look for patchy fog before 9 a.m., today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 81 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible before 7 p.m. with a low around 59 degrees. Skies will be mostly cloudy. The chance of precipitation is 10%.

Thursday will be mostly sunny with a high near 78 degrees and a low around 60 degrees.

2.  Cannabis candy passed out at Rocky

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Several students started feeling sick Tuesday at Rock Island High School after another student apparently passed out candy containing a cannabis product. But no serious medical issues were reported because of it.

District officials believe a student passed out gummy candy containing cannabis before school started, district spokeswoman Holly Sparkman said. Later in the day, students who ate the candy — only a few students were reported as affected — began experiencing mild effects. The students reported feeling nauseated, but no one became seriously ill. 

The students were treated by the school nurse, she said. No one was sent to the hospital by ambulance, though at least one family took a student to the hospital as a precaution, Sparkman said. 

Parents have been notified, she said. 

The student suspected of distributing the candy has been identified, and the school's resource officer is investigating, she said.

The Rock Island Police Department said it could not provide any details because juveniles were involved.

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