Severe thunderstorm watch for QC area

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The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Quad Cities and counties to the southwest.

The watch was in effect Sunday, April 27 until 9 p.m.

The following Iowa counties were included in the watch: Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Lee, Louisa, Van Buren.

The following Illinois counties were included in the watch: Henry, Mercer, Hancock, Henderson, McDonough, and Warren.

“The biggest threats will be hail and damaging wind but isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out,” said StormTrack 8 Meteorologist Cassie Heiter. “It’s very important to stay weather aware as you go through the day.”

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Below is a photo shared by a Knox County resident who kept their eyes on the skies Sunday during the severe weather.

Maquon, Illinois, 4-27-14, photo shared by Dean Tina Stoner via Facebook

Maquon, Illinois, 4-27-14, photo shared by Dean Tina Stoner via Facebook

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