A tropical depression currently called just 11 might, maybe, possibly, bring heavy rains and high winds to the Boston area this weekend. We're currently in cone of probability for the storm, which could become Tropical Storm Joaquin tomorrow, if its winds get above 35 m.p.h. But National Hurricane Center forecasters currently aren't really sure of the storm's exact track and intensity yet.
Tanya Kutasz shows us the low clouds over Boston this morning.
Jessica Burko shows us the view towards downtown from Roslindale around 1 p.m. She called them "a giant sky quilt wanting to snuggle" (so maybe she's tired, while I'm hungry).
The Boston Public Works Department plans to receive a 3,000-ton shipment of salt tomorrow morning at its Frontage Road storage area as it begins to build up its salt stockpiles in preparation for the W word.
Plow blades headed our way.
Ari Ofsevit spotted this truck in New Hampshire heading south today.
Robert Orthman was forced to deal with this sight at the West Roxbury Home Depot this morning.
Erica Mattison watched some clouds that obviously mean business roll over what used to be the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills around 3:40 p.m.
We came out of the Halfway Cafe on Washington Street in Dedham around 3:05 p.m. to the sound of thunder - even though it was still sunny overhead. But when we looked north, into Boston, we saw the city covered by an ominous cloud.
Lulu522 forwards a copy of the photo she took from her 36th floor perch in downtown Boston as one of those storms rolled into Boston on Saturday.
Violent thunderstorms moved across the Boston region this afternoon and evening, soaking some, giving others vivid lightning displays and rainbows, forcing the delay of a New England Revolution match at Gillette and turning the Natick commuter-rail station into the sort of raging water-filled arroyo you normally only expect to see after freak storms in a western desert: Read more.
John Gage shows us the front of his local Lowe's today.
The Herald's Mark Garfinkel spent a good part of Tuesday chasing the four storms we had in the hopes of getting some good lightning shots. He succeeded - posts some photos and an explanation of how he did it.
Tim Walsh captured some of the lightning over Boston Harbor during the afternoon storm.
Millennium Park in West Roxbury around 7 p.m.
Maureen Hoch saw something similar at sunset in Watertown: Read more.