Rain, lightning sweep through Boston area ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff The fireworks display was moved ahead of schedule due to the weather. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff The display lasted about 20 minutes before authorities issued evacuation orders at the Esplanade. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff People ran through a downpour in Cambridge after the fireworks display. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff The Esplanade was empty except for this couple following an evacuation order. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Warnings were issued for people to use emergency shelter due to the weather. Faiz Siddiqui for The Boston Globe Members of the crowd were ordered to evacuate as storms hit the Boston area. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff From Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, Katie Tong and Ben Morrow watched the fireworks over the Charles River. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff This year's show also cut out the 1812 Overture as storms came to Boston. Essdras M Suarez/Globe staff The Beach Boys joined the Boston Pops on stage. Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff Members of the crowd gave a salute as they sang the national anthem. Claire McNeill for the Boston Globe Flags waved as the crowd sang the national anthem. Michael Dwyer/AP Governor Patrick reacted after firing a cannon before the concert.