A strong cold front moving across the country leading to a major blizzard up north brought severe weather to portions of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. High winds and blinding rains slammed central and southern Illinois Friday afternoon as temperatures behind the front plummeted nearly 40-degrees after highs on Friday topped out in the low 70s in areas. For many folks in southern Illinois, this was the first measurable rainfall since mid-October, with some areas receiving upwards of an inch.
Scenes 1-2: Vivid lightning strike south of DuQuoin captured on dash camera.
Scene 3-5: POV driving shots in blinding rains along US-51 on the south side of Du Quoin.
Scene 6: Heavy rains and wind blowing on fall-colored trees.
Scene 7: Rain on a tin roof (rusted) blowing around in the wind.
Scene 8: Rain falling on a parking lot.
Scene 9: POV driving shots following several vehicles as water ponds up on the road.
Scene 10-12: Shots of traffic driving through ponding water on US-51 in DuQuoin.