Severe thunderstorms were rumbling through the region Wednesday, with the storm hitting Boston shortly before 4 p.m.
One photo posted to Twitter showed the storm moving into Boston, where stifling humidity and temperatures in the 90s had dominated for most of the day.
Another photo showed lightning striking in the Boston area.
Meanwhile, a torrent of rainfall could be seen rushing down a ramp at Fenway Park.
And in Dorchester’s Savin Hill, hail could be seen around 3:50 p.m.
Boston Harbor Cruises also tweeted a photo, captured around 4 p.m. by a water taxi captain, that showed both sunny and dark skies, as well as rough seas.
On Beacon Hill, Ryan Boehm shot video from the 21st floor of the McCormack Building showing a lightning strike near the Prudential Center.
In Downtown Boston, the sudden storms caused people to scurry to their destinations.
Cambridge also saw localized storms.
In Winthrop, one resident caught the damaging winds on video.
Meanwhile, a lightning strike lit up the sky near Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
Further north, a menacing storm cloud could be seen over the water at Seabrook Beach in New Hampshire.