Bianca spotted some scullers on the Charles as storm clouds moved in and the NWS issued a severe-thunderstorm watch.
Boston Police report a lobsterman helped rescue some boaters swamped by the onslaught of yesterday afternoon's driving thunderstorm.
According to police, waves whipped up by the storm capsized the boat around 5:45 p.m. at the Reserve Channel by the Conley Terminal, as it was on its way to India Wharf. The lobsterman, not identified by police, took on the soaked mariners while a Boston Police harbor-unit boat pulled the sodden boat to the nearest dock.
Richard Beaubien watched the storms to the north and south of his home in Bolton.
At Millennium Park, around 5 p.m. Just as the cell was getting going, a soccer team showed up, at what is the highest point around, and began practicing. I suggested to one of the adults that might not be the smartest thing - lightning was already starting. But only a downpour got them off, apparently they were more concerned about getting wet than becoming human lightning rods. And as soon as they left, some dog walkers showed up - and began walking their pets. Sheesh!