A round of thunderstorms ushered in unseasonably cool air across southern Illinois on Wednesday bringing up to an inch of rain in many places across the region. Cape Girardeau, which is about 35 miles southwest of Carbondale, received 1.09" of rain in less than 90 minutes. In addition to heavy rains, a few reports of penny-sized hail and some minor tree damage was also reported with the early day round of storms.
Temperatures on the day were as much as 15 degrees below normal after the storms, and Thursday's highs will remain about the same, a good 10-15 degrees below normal for this time of year. A return to normal over the weekend will give way to another short of well below average temperatures early next week as highs may not get out of the 70s across parts of southern Illinois.
Video package shot in Carbondale, Illinois, approximately 35 miles northeast of Cape Girardeau, MO or about two hours south/southeast of St. Louis.
Scene 1-2: POV driving shots approaching Carbondale and in Carbondale.
Scene 3: Shot at a grocery store during the heavy rains of a woman loading the passenger side of a car.
Scene 4-6: Various shots of traffic and cars driving in the heavy rains.
Scene 7: Close shot of the front/side of a car with the rain falling.
Scene 8: Water coming off a roof during the rain storm.
Scene 9-13: Shots of vehicles driving through an area of standing water.
Scene 14-16: Shots looking ahead as passing traffic splashes up water.
Scene 17: Shot during the rain storm of two branches down in a yard.