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A lot of rain is on the way to the Quad Cities. Tropical depression Cristobal is headed directly for the Quad Cities. Today (Monday, June 8th), we are going to see very warm temperatures, but Tuesday is going to bring a lot of rain and possible some flash flooding to the Quad Cities area.

Things are going to get a little wet in the Quad Cities on Tuesday. After about a week of very hot weather, mother nature is going to through tropical depression Cristobal at us. Like 2020 wasn't already hard enough...

Cristobal is expected to reach the Quad Cites during the middle of the day on Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities, more of the rain will fall on the Iowa side.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines is forecasting the Quad Cities to see rainfall totals between 1.5"-2". In Burlington, rainfall totals could be as high as 3".

A flash flood warning is in effect for hundreds of counties from New Orleans, Louisiana  all the way to La Crosse, Wisconsin. Most of the the flash flooding warnings are east of I-35 in the middle part of eastern Iowa.

Wind speeds tomorrow into Wednesday morning could get up to as high as 30 mph.

National Weather Service

A tropical storm rarely ever hits Iowa or Illinois. We are very far away from the Gulf of Mexico, but for a storm to still be this strong all the way up here seems to never happen. The last time a tropical storm hit Iowa was in September of 1900.

Click here to see the path of that storm.

Connor National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Before tropical depression Cristobal gets to the Quad Cities, we will see very warm temperatures today. Look for highs in the low to mid 90's, and wind gusts as high as 20 mph. After Cristobal moves through, we will see temperatures cool off for a few days before we get back into temps in the mid-80's on by the weekend.