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.
Robin Kirkpatrick snapped the newly snapped tree in Adams Park in Roslindale Square after the storm.
Michael Halle shows off the big-ass hailstone that fortunately did not fall on him in Jamaica Plain, because that would have left a mark.
Gang, gang, the hail's all here.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Boston area at 3:50 p.m.:
AT 349 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM LITTLETON TO FRAMINGHAM TO NEAR NORTHBRIDGE...AND WAS MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.
Stefani Vieira snapped this photo around 1:20 p.m.
JB Parrett watched the evening storm roll in over the Back Bay.
From Harvard and Brandeis to landlords in downtown Boston, people are being asked to turn off lights and close blinds to help conserve energy so that the operator of the regional power grid doesn't have to take more extreme measures to help its electrical grid deal with all the added demand from air conditioners.
Updated to correct source of the request - ISO New England, not Eversource. Thanks, cybah!
Sarah Connors captured this kid dancing in the rain in Downtown Crossing this afternoon. Read more.
Conventures, which had a ringside seat for the birth and death of the Snow Pile, shows us the view this morning: Crews clearing out the last of the debris that, unlike the snow, refused to melt.
Kevin McGurn and Choicestream created this time-lapse video.
The National Weather Service has a flash-flood watch in effect until 8 p.m.
Eileen Murphy visited the Tide Street snow pile as the sun set on July Fourth and found it's still there.