James D. watched the show out at sea from Winthrop this afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch for eastern Massachusetts through tomorrow morning because of some heavy downpours we could get:
Hourly rainfall rates of 1 to 2 per hour will be possible with the strongest storms, which may lead to localized flash flooding if storms train over the same areas.
Ryan Murphy watched the storm move in over Cambridge this afternoon.
John Gage watched a rain cell mover across Boston around 6 p.m.
As the front came through this afternoon, a gust of wind near Lechmere station took down a street-light pole, which fell on the hood of a car making a turn, after which the light bounced into the street, as Lisa captured.
She reports the driver and somebody in the back seat appeared to get out physically OK. Read more.
Yep, a nor'easter's a-brewin' off our coast and will smack into us starting tonight - but don't worry, we're just talking rain here, not snow - although possibly 1 to 2 inches. The National Weather Service concludes:
Bullseye will pass across central and eastern areas, then will shift NE over E coastal areas Sunday morning. May see poor drainage and urban flooding in some normally prone areas.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood warning for Boston and points south through 7:45 p.m. due to radar showing we're about to get blasted with one to two inches of rain in an hour:
As a result, significant urban and poor drainage flooding is expected to rapidly form.
So, you know, stay off Morrissey Boulevard and maybe put off that walk along the Muddy River.
The latest state drought map shows just 0.15% of the state is still in drought, while 52% of the state is "normal," and the rest - including the area around the Quabbin Reservoir - is "abnormally" dry. At the peak of drought conditions last year, pretty much the entire state, save Nantucket, was considered to be in a drought, with some areas in "extreme" drought.
Alyssa Miller says rainy nights make Boston pop.
Erika Holmberg shows us the rainbow over the turnpike in Newton this afternoon.
She wasn't the only one to look up as the rain ended: Read more.
Oh, don't worry, we're not expected to get a Mega Killer Nor'easter or anything like that in the next week (just some snow and rain Tuesday into Wednesday), but unusual weather patterns in the northern hemisphere are causing angst at the local National Weather Service office.
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