Severe storms erupted across southern IL prompting several tornado warnings as the storms blasted east/southeast across southern Illinois. While no tornadoes were reported, storms lit up the skies with lightning and did knock down a couple trees. Very heavy rains also slowed traffic as they reduced visibilities to near zero at times as the wind-blown rain moved in. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued Monday evening across the region as the line of storms formed and moved through into Kentucky.
Footage shot along US-45 south of Vienna in Johnson County, Illinois, roughly about 30 miles northwest of Paducah.
Scene 1-2: Cumulus towers illuminated in the setting sun glow gold in color.
Scene 3: Two close vivid lightning strikes.
Scene 4-7: Stormy clouds and scud tags on the leading edge of the storm.
Scene 8-11: POV driving shots in near-blinding rain.
Scene 12-14: Shots of very heavy rain in street lights.
Scene 15-16: Skies a blood red color after the storm passes and the sun sets with lightning illuminations.
Scene 17-20: Shots of the distant storms as near-constant lightning illuminates the clouds.
Scene 21-24: Several shots of a large tree partially blocking a road after the storm.