Welcomed relief from the heat


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Originally Posted Online: July 08, 2013, 8:25 pm
Last Updated: July 08, 2013, 8:26 pm
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One more steamy day is forecast for the Quad-Cities before temperatures turn cooler.

Tuesday's forecast calls for a high of 90 with a 50 percent chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Precipitation chances rise to 60 percent Tuesday night, with more than half an inch of rain possible.

Partly cloudy skies on Wednesday, however, will keep the mercury from moving much higher than 81 degrees with north/northwest winds. A 20 percent chance of a thunderstorm or rain is forecast.

Partly cloudy skies also are foreseen for Thursday, with a high again around 81 degrees but no precipitation chances in the forecast. Thursday night's low is forecast at 59 degrees before Friday's temperatures – again – climb only to around 81 degrees under clear skies.

Temperatures are forecast for the lower or mid-80s on Saturday and Sunday, with fog possible Sunday night.














 




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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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