Grab the umbrella and the weather radio. We're expecting severe weather this afternoon...

1 - Thunderstorms with the capability of producing large hail and possibly tornados are in the forecast for a window between 3pm and 9pm today. WQAD Meteorologist Eric Sorensen has the forecast details here.

2 - Fireworks of another kind will more common in the skies over Iowa this summer. Governor Branstad signed a bill into law legalizing the sale, possession and use of consumer-grade fireworks. Local levels of government will still have the option of limiting fireworks use. Read why I am not a fan of the law here.

3 - Your chance to join the KIIK Crew at the next It's A Mystery comedy whodunit at Skellington Manor in Rock Island begins today. Listen this morning for your chance to call in and win tickets for you and a friend to join us for the show, and a great meal from Bridges Catering, next Friday, May 19th.

4 - The Quad Cities River Bandits piled on Bowling Green last night 7-2. They'll play the rubber match this morning at 10:35am in Kentucky. Catch the play-by-play on our sister station KBOB 1170 AM. Sports scores and more when we do That Sports Thing around 7:40am on the Morning KIIK Start.

Stay safe and have a great Wednesday.

- Craig