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Wednesday briefing: Cloudy and cool, attendance down at RI schools, and warrants issued in Silvis slaying
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Wednesday briefing: Cloudy and cool, attendance down at RI schools, and warrants issued in Silvis slaying

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NWS: Summary

More rain is on tap for the Quad-Cities along with fall-like weather. Here's the latest National Weather Service forecast.

Today there's a chance of showers before 7 a.m., showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. Skies will be cloudy with a high near 58 degrees. Northeast winds between 10 to 15 mph will gust as high as 20 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70% with new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible with higher amounts in thunderstorms.

Tonight there's a chance of showers before 10 p.m. then a chance of showers after 11 p.m. Skies will be cloudy with a low around 53 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 50%. with new precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday there's a 30% chance of showers after 7 a.m. Skies will be cloudy with a high near 60 degrees and a low around 55 degrees. Northeast winds will gust as high as 20 mph.

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After 4 1/2 weeks of remote learning, Rock Island-Milan officials reported on attendance and student failure rates last week. District-wide attendance is down about 5.7 percentage points compared with last year — but officials said that is not all chalked up to lack of student participation.

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