By: Kyle Kiel
All watches & warnings have been canceled in the Quad Cities area.
We've been getting several reports of hail and damaging winds throughout parts of the area. A measured wind gust of 79 mph occurred earlier this afternoon at the airport in Sterling.
The storms have moved east of the viewing area, and that's where most of the tornado reports have been coming in. Unfortunately, there have been reports of very large, violent tornadoes on the ground.
The story now will be cooler temperatures and gusty winds. A Wind Advisory continues for parts of the area until 6pm. Wind gusts are expected to be anywhere from 35 to 45 mph+.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for parts of Henry, Whiteside and Bureau counties until 12:45pm. As with the other storms, the main threats are high winds up to 60 mph and quarter size hail.
As the cold front continues to move east, parts of the Tornado Watch have been canceled from the Quad Cities and areas west of the river.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Knox County in Illinois until 12:30 Sunday afternoon. Wind gusts up to 70 mph possible and hail up to the size of pennies.
The cold front is just west of the Mississippi River right now, and as that sweeps through the area our severe threat will diminish and temperatures will cool off during the afternoon hours.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for parts of Henry, eastern Mercer, south central Rock Island and Warren counties in Illinois until noon Sunday.
National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated a storm capable of producing quarter size hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph.
These storms are moving quickly to the east at 70 mph, so there will be brief torrential downpours and vivid lightning.
ORIGINAL POST (11am)
A line of severe thunderstorms is beginning to form just west of the Mississippi River along a cold front.
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are in effect until 11:15am for parts of Muscatine, Scott and Clinton counties in Iowa. Main threats are winds of up to 60 mph and quarter size hail.
Another severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for parts of Des Moines County in IA, and parts of Henderson and western Mercer counties in L until 11:45am. National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated quarter size hail and 60 mph wind gusts possible.
Tornado Watch continues until 4pm. Stay with CBS4 and cbs4qc.com for more updates. You can also download our free mobile ap for weather alerts.