Hot and humid days are on tap for the Quad-City region heading into the Quad-City Times Bix 7 and into next week. Heat-index values could top 100 for several days at some locations, according to the National Weather Service.
Here's the latest from the National Weather Service.
1. Hazy today
Fog and haze is reducing visibility to under a mile in some locations across the area. Here's a look at Iowa City and Davenport per @iowadot cams. If driving be alert for pockets of lower visibility & changes in visibility over short distances early this AM. #iawx #ilwx #mowx pic.twitter.com/P6f9jDRrad— NWS Quad Cities (@NWSQuadCities) July 22, 2021
Look for widespread haze before 9 a.m. Skies will be partly sunny with a high near 87 degrees.
Tonight more widespread haze is expected. Skies will be partly cloudy with a low around 70 degrees.
Friday will be mostly sunny with a high near 90 degrees and a low around 74 degrees.
Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 92 degrees and a low around 73 degrees.
Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 93 degrees and a low around 70 degrees.
Today's top news headlines
Like other Quad-Cities, East Moline has seen it's fair share of fireworks set off before and since the Fourth of July. After residents of neighborhoods told the council of fireworks going off several nights a week since the Fourth, the East Moline mayor and police leaders say they're looking at ways to step up enforcement.
Members of a task force deliberating ways to address what is arguably the most pressing issue facing the Quad-Cities — persistent gun violence — will continue to do so without the public's involvement.
After nearly 30 years of service with Rock Island County, Treasurer Louisa Ewert has announced she will not run for re-election when her third term ends Nov. 30, 2022.
Crime, courts and public safety news
CAMBRIDGE, Ill. — A Cambridge man was found guilty of three sex assault-related felonies Wednesday in Henry County Circuit Court.
Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities is seeking information about the use of a stolen credit card in Rock Island.
CAMBRIDGE, Ill. — More than four years after a fatal vehicle crash, a Kewanee man was sentenced Wednesday in Henry County Circuit Court to 10 years in prison for aggravated driving under the influence.
Lifestyle and entertainment headlines
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Today's top sports headlines
Central DeWitt had eight hits in the first four innings to return to state for the fourth time in program history.
Seth Clausen threw a two-hit shutout of Linn-Mar on Wednesday night in the Class 4A substate final to help Pleasant Valley advance to the state tournament for the third-straight season.
Iowa linebackers Jack Campbell, Seth Benson are preparing for expanded roles as the Hawkeyes work toward the start of the 2021 season.
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