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Quad City residents ready for a winter warmup

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Quad City residents are ready for a warmup.

"Spring can get here tomorrow, yeah, that'd be great," said Laura Macko, as she played with her dog, Junebug, at an ice-covered dog park in Davenport.

While it might not be a heat wave, exactly, Friday's daytime highs are expected to climb just above the freezing mark.

Its good news for the staff at Modern Woodmen Park, where the Quad City River Bandits home opener is just 38 days away. Behind the scenes, crews are busy getting ready for the big day.

"Actually, it's similar to Christmas for me. This is the time of the year when we've got all of our merchandise coming in, and you're opening up the boxes and you see the new t-shirts and hat designs. Tickets, ticket stock, all that stuff starts coming in," said general manager Andrew Chesser.

And crews at the stadium are ecstatic about 50s in the forecast for next week.

"Our grounds crew is very excited to get out there and do some work on the field, and really start to see some green grass as opposed to snow," said Chesser.

You can check out the latest forecast, as well as Storm Track 8 radar, here.

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