Across the Boston area, a million cell phones suddenly cried out: Flash-flood warning until 3 p.m. Avoid flood areas now, the NWS warns.
At 104 PM EDT Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. These storms have produced 2 to 3 inches of rainfall per hour. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.
The National Park Service has just canceled its afternoon Freedom Trail tours:
Please join us in the air conditioned Great Hall of Faneuil Hall for talks every 1/2 hour until 4:30. Stay cool!
Carty Castaldi took this photo of the sun rising over Boston and the Charles yesterday, but, honestly, it would work equally well tomorrow, what with the temperatures expected to rise into the 90s.
Max Grinnell, meanwhile, gives the forecast for Constitution Beach in East Boston: Sunny, with a chance of Modelo: Read more.
All throughout the winter, the Street (you know, the lower Chestnut Hill Mall) loaded every last bit of snow in a single pile on the Hammond Pond Parkway side, almost as if they were trying to see just how high they could pile snow (answer: High enough that they probably should have installed warning lights for incoming aircraft). Gary Chase shows us this morning (with a closeup if you don't believe him), that some of the snow from that Mount Snowmore is still there.
Gvoysey the roving UHub photographer couldn't help but notice the purple sky over downtown Boston tonight.
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