Boston and state first responders responded to the end of Southview Street in Dorchester, where a woman walking her dog suffered critical injuries when she was hit by lightning around 3:20 p.m. Read more.
People with phones set up for emergency messages were warned this afternoon to leave the Esplanade as a line of thunderstorms approached south of Boston. State Police stopped letting people onto the Esplanade to reduce the number of people they might have to move out in a hurry had the heavy rain and lightning reached the Charles, which it didn't. Read more.
Joan was at Nahant Beach this afternon when the storm showed up and just burst right over her head. She managed to get a couple of good shots "just before we grabbed our stuff and made a mad dash for the car."
Matthew Ireland happened to snap a photo on his iPhone at just the right instant to get a lightning bolt heading to the ground this evening, only getting interrupted by the tower under construction in front of the Garden.