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Monday briefing: Frosty start, cresting rivers, shrinking smart, and Q-C House Hunters couple

Monday briefing: Frosty start, cresting rivers, shrinking smart, and Q-C House Hunters couple

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NWS: Summary

Today — Columbus Day — marks a return of frosty weather to the Quad-Cities.

A National Weather Service frost advisory is in effect until 9 a.m., today.

According to the advisory:

• WHAT: Temperatures of 30 to 35 will result in frost formation.

• WHERE: Portions of northeast Missouri, east central and southeast Iowa and north central, northwest and west central Illinois.

• WHEN: Until 9 a.m. this morning.

• IMPACTS: Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.

• ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Some areas will see short lived freezing temperatures as well.

Today look for widespread frost before 9 a.m., then sunny skies with a high near 56 degrees.

Tonight there's a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 a.m. The overnight low will be around 45 degrees.

Tuesday: There's a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 a.m. Skies wlll be partly sunny with a high near 59 degrees and a low around 41 degrees. South wind 10 to 15 mph will become west in the afternoon with gusts as high as 30 mph.

• Seven day forecast

NWS: Flood

The Wapsipinicon River in DeWitt and the Rock River in Moline have crested and are beginning to fall.

In the Quad-Cities, the Flood Warning continues for the Mississippi River at Rock Island Locks & Dam 15.

Flood stage is 15 feet. The river is expected to rise to 17.3 feet this morning then begin falling. At 17 feet, water is over most of Davenport`s LeClaire Park and lower parking lots.

Area river levels

• Southbound lane closure on U.S. 61 just south of Iowa 92: Road construction on U.S. 61 in Louisa County will require closing the southbound lane to traffic for about two miles just south of Iowa 92, near Grandview, beginning at 6 a.m. today, until Friday, Oct. 18, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office.

Drivers will be directed to use an official 50-mile marked detour and will follow Iowa 92 (east and west for about 17.5 miles), U.S. 218/Iowa 27 (north and south for about 12 miles), and Iowa 78 (east and west about 20.5 miles). The detour will be in place for about 5 days, weather permitting. Local traffic will have access to U.S. 61 except for the two-mile southbound lane closure starting at U.S. 61 (exit 74) near Grandview, to just north of 130th Street near mile marker 72.15.

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