UPDATE, 8:44 p.m. Warning canceled for Boston, although it's kind of boomy and rainy here along the Roslindale/Hyde Park frontier.
CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURE`S LEADING KILLERS.
Roving UHub photographer Frank Kosiba spotted this reminder of the overnight thunderstorms on K Street in South Boston.
For a more immediate view of nature's fury, take a look at this amazing photo of lightning crashing down around Graves Light during one of the storms.
The weekly state drought map is out, and for the first time it shows some "extreme" drought, in Middlesex and Essex counties. Except for the extreme western part of the state - and Nantucket - all of the state is now in some form of drought.
The MWRA reports the Quabbin Reservoir, which serves Boston and a number of surburbs, was at 87.4% of capacity on Aug. 1.
John Gage kept his eye to the sky shortly before 6 p.m. today.
Stephen Bronstein couldn't help but watch the sunset over Porter Square last night.
Around noontime today, a fog came in from the outer harbor, blanketing the islands near Castle Island and Dorchester Bay in gray and even giving a hint of a chill along with water.
The United States Drought Monitor's latest Massachusetts map came out this morning - and it shows a "severe" or "moderate" drought across much of the state.
As of July 1, the Quabbin was at 90.1% of capacity.
Experts say one of the reasons for our current gypsy-moth explosion is that the dry weather over the past year or so has limited the growth of the fungus that normally consumes them.