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Blog: Severe storms across the Quad Cities region, April 8th

The main threat will be noon through 5pm
Credit: WQAD

This severe weather threat has ended. 


Thunderstorms and severe weather hit the Quad Cities region. Watch live here: 

TRACKING SEVERE STORMS: Andrew and Morgan are tracking severe thunderstorms impacting parts of the region. Follow along for the latest warnings here.

Posted by Andrew Stutzke WQAD on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

4:45 p.m. - Severe weather has passed through the Quad Cities area. All counties in the Quad Cities region are no longer under severe weather threats. Pea-sized hail was reported.

4:35 p.m. The storm is headed through Matherville hitting Sherrard in 13 minutes. Hail was reported in Milan, Illinois.

Thunderstorms are going to pass through areas quickly.

4:26 p.m. Rock Island County issues a thunderstorm warning until 5 p.m. 

4:15 p.m. - Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Muscatine and Mercer Counties. Warning dropped for Bureau County, Illinois.

3:45 p.m. - Warning issued for parts of Knox, Bureau and Warren Counties in Illinois until 4:45 p.m. Galesburg is specifically seeing seeing severe weather. 

3:30 p.m. Reports of softball sized hail near Denmark, Iowa which is southwest of Burlington.

3 p.m. - Severe thunderstorm warning for Van Buren County in Iowa until 3:30 p.m. as well as Des Moines, Lee and Henry Counties. In Illinois, Henderson County and Hancock County until 4 p.m.

2:45 p.m. - Look at our interactive radar for 3:30 p.m. 

Credit: WQAD

2:30 p.m. - A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Henry County, Iowa until 3:15 p.m.

11 a.m. - Models continue to show high confidence of damaging thunderstorms developing over the next few hours in Southeastern Iowa. These storms will move almost due-east, or slightly south of due-east. Damaging hail will be the main threats. 

Credit: WQAD

9 a.m. - ThreatTrack Level 2 in place for much of the region today. A strong cold front will sweep through Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois through the early to mid afternoon.

8:30 a.m. - FutureRadar shows a developing area of storms shortly after lunch, tracking along and south of I-80.

Storms will fire shortly after lunch in Southeastern Iowa and move into Western Illinois this afternoon. Large hail will be the dominant hazard, but wind damage will become possible into the afternoon and evening for West-Central Illinois.

Posted by WQAD Eric Sorensen on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Threats will include very large hail again. Storms will become damaging wind producers as the afternoon goes on so that threat will mainly be confined to our Illinois hometowns.