National Weather Service experts report that based on the evidence on the ground, the tornado that hit Revere this morning seemed to have had maximum winds of 120 m.p.h. and that it traveled two miles on the ground along Broadway.
So watch the sky, NWS advises.
Numerous streets blocked by fallen trees and downed wires; police warning of gas leaks. See the comments for the initial statement from the National Weather Service.
Revere Police urged people not already in Revere to stay... Read more
JB Parrett photographed some rainstrolling on the wallkway to the Esplanade from Beacon Hill this afternoon.
Julie C. watched the post-deluge sunset over the Charles this evening.
Mark Bolster watched firefighters take care of business after lightning hit a house on W. 4 Street at F this morning.
UPDATE: Flash-flood watch extended to 8 p.m.
We're under a flash-flood watch until 2 p.m.:
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.... Read more
Dan Santry photographed some of the planes that landed at Logan today that don't normally get near us, including a Pakistan International Airlines 777 and a LOT 787 (as well as a KLM 747).
A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATE TODAY. THE PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE STRONG WIND GUSTS WITH A SECONDARY CONCERN FOR HAIL.
Gaelle Gourgues asks:
What do you do when you are in a moving train above ground with tornado warning?!!
J. Nathan Matias watched a Segway tour sail down Charles Street on Beacon Hill this afternoon.
Kate Langenberg shows us the damage on her Newton street this morning.
They started the Esplanade fireworks a bit early tonight - just in time for them to end and evacuate the area as a storm plowed across the area, knocking out power in at least part of Waltham and Cambridge and sending skittish dogs and children under beds.
Have to give Boston Pops organizers credit on timing. Made it from the... Read more
Nantasket Beach this afternoon.
Todd Gutner at WBZ forecasts Arthur staying offshore enough that we won't have to worry about wind, but that Friday's fireworks could be rained out.
He adds Arthur will make Thursday " tropical, muggy and humid." As opposed to today.
UPDATE: Tropical Depression 1 is now Tropical Storm Arthur.
The National Hurricane Center is eying a tropical depression off Florida that could intensify enough to get itself named Arthur and churn up the Atlantic seaboard (as tropical storms are wont to do) and smack into us just in time for the weekend.... Read more