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Weekend Rain Broke a Daily Record, Caused Flooding

National Weather Service of the Quad Cities

Flood warnings were issued over the weekend after a strong storm system brought two to three inches of rain to parts of eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois.The heaviest rain fell from Burlington to the Quad Cities, Geneseo, Sterling, and Rock Falls.

In fact on Saturday, the weather service says the daily rainfall record was broken at the Quad Cities Airport. Two-point-nine (2.90) inches of rain fell, surpassing the old record of 2.55 in. Roads were closed along the Edwards River in Henry County, Illinois.

A flood warning continues for the Wapsipinicon River near DeWitt. Today, it's forecast to crest 1.1 feet above flood stage.

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities expects it to fall below flood stage Tuesday night. But flood warnings for the Rock River at Moline and the Pecatonica near Shirland have been cancelled.

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