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NWS: Tornado warning expired for QC area


A tornado warning for the Quad City area was set to expire at 6:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The warning included southwestern Cedar County, east central Johnson County, and northwestern Muscatine County.

Residents in Tipton were still urged to go inside until the storm approached through 6:45 p.m.

“The storm which prompted the warning has lost its strong rotation and weakened below severe limits and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property,” said a spokesperson from the NWS.

A tornado was spotted northeast of Lone Tree, Iowa shortly after 6 p.m. and was moving northeast at 30 mph. Click here to see video of that tornado.

At 6:15 p.m. a tornado was spotted on the ground near West Branch moving northeast at 35 mph.

The NWS said the tornado would be near West Liberty around 6:15 p.m., near West Branch around 6:20 p.m. and near Rochester around 6:25 p.m.

Included in the warning was I-80 in Iowa between mile markers 251 and 265.

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