Central Illinois was pounded with high winds and heavy rain Friday night and Saturday morning, causing tree limbs to come down and damaged crops.
The National Weather Service in Lincoln reported a 51 mile-an-hour wind gust at the Jacksonville Airport at 8:02 Friday night, while the Chatham area reported 52 mile-an-hour wind gusts.
At 12:58 Saturday morning, the Peoria area reported a 77 mile-an-hour wind gust, and at 6:56 Saturday morning, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield reported a 70 mile-an-hour wind gust.
Locally, besides a host of tree limbs coming down, crop damage from the high winds was seen in the Taylorville, Millersville, Pana, Raymond, Harvel, Morrisonville, and Tower Hill areas.
This damaged corn field from high winds was along Illinois Route 29 just south of the Taylorville Correctional Center.
This field of corn suffered damage along Illiinois Route 29 just south of Millersville.
This field of blown over corn was along Illinois Route 16 just east of Pana.
Several highway signs were also blown over.
Cooler and calmer weather is predicted by the Weather Service for the coming week.