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Archive: Severe storms bring rain, hail Friday to Quad Cities area; tornado spotted in Monmouth

StormTrack 8 says the storms are expected to last until 7 p.m. Friday. Here are the latest updates.

MOLINE, Ill. — The following is an archived blog of severe weather information from Friday, May 13, as storms brought rain, hail, and a tornado to the area.

This approaching cold front will be the main trigger to set off a broken line of strong to potentially severe thunderstorms. Storms are possible through 7 p.m. Friday, especially in western Illinois. Most of the activity will be to the south and east of the Quad Cities.

The main threat with these storms will be some isolated wind gusts over 60 mph and large hail. Due to the buoyancy of the air and slow movement of these storms heavy rainfall is likely and may create minor street flooding in spots.

Severe weather coverage - Friday, May 13, 2022

Storm Track 8's Meteorologists James Zahara, Andrew Stutzke and Morgan Strackbein are tracking the storms live.

Posted by WQAD on Friday, May 13, 2022

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A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Whiteside and Henry counties un 6:30 p.m. Friday, and a flash flood warning was issued through 11:45 p.m. for Warren County.

National Weather Service spotters reported a landspout tornado just before 5 p.m. in Good Hope, Illinois. A landspout tornado was spotted and winds damaged tree limbs and power poles at about 5 p.m. in Monmouth, Illinois.

Hail up to one-and-a-half inches in diameter was reported in the Illinois Quad Cities, in places such as Macomb, Good Hope, Swan Creek, Erie and Orion.

MidAmerican Energy reported 32 power outages in the Illinois Quad Cities and 5 outages in the Iowa Quad Cities of 6 p.m.

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