A few storms fired last Thursday afternoon but never really took off. I followed a strong cell near Lincoln that would eventually become severe warned in McLean County but let it go for new development to the south. I figured if anything were to come of it there would be plenty of eyes already watching.
A new cell from west of Clinton in Dewitt County would be much more photogenic.
Much later, a severe warned complex lifted from the SW. Though it weakened on arrival in Macon County, it was still impressive. A separate cell in SW Sangamon County was responsible for significant wind damage including several empty rail cars being tipped over.
A cold front progressed across the region on Saturday. Although the severe threat was low, the event proved to be highly photogenic thus making for a relaxing and enjoyable experience.