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Red Cross volunteers continue to help people in Davenport whose homes were flooded during last night's storms.

Today, the local chapter's emergency response vehicle traveled to apartment complexes where first floor units were flooded.

Screenshot of current map on the local weather service website
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Here's the latest from the NWS: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Quad Cities area from 3 a.m. until noon. Check the specific "point forecast" for your city HERE.

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Many people are still shoveling sidewalks and digging out their cars after this weekend's snow storm. On Saturday and Sunday, up to 14 and a half inches of snow fell in the Quad Cities area. Meteorologist Tim Gross, from the National Weather Service in Davenport, says on Saturday, the storm started as rain and then turned to snow as cold air blew in. Yesterday (sun), Moline received record-breaking rainfall of over one inch, beating the old record set in 1915. Early Sunday morning, Gross says the rain turned to heavy, wet snow. 

 Special mushrooms have begun to sprout in the Quad Cities. They're called "fairy rings," and they grow in grass, in groups of circles, during rainy seasons.  

Martha Smith, a horticulture educator at the University of Illinois Extension, says the circles are as small as a few inches, and as large as 45 feet in diameter. 

"The past couple years, we've had some pretty dry, hot fall, so they weren't popping. This year, with the weather we've had ideal conditions and it just means something below ground is decomposing and the mushrooms are popping up as the fruiting body."