Morning Storms Strike South Shore

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms moved through the South Shore this morning as a trough pivoted through New England. The storms, which were self-admittedly poorly forecasted, did some damage.

The storms worked their way west to east, brining downpours to areas just North and West of Boston. A bit of small (3/8″ in diameter) hail was reported in Walpole as the storms moved through Norfolk County.

Skies darkened and rain fell heavily as the storms reached Hingham. Some thunder and lightning was reported, but aside from one suspected lightning strike on Tuckers Lane in Hingham Woods, no damage was reported.

Just to the south though, the storms were stronger. Flash flooding led to street flooding in Brockton. That city also dealt with many downed trees. The National Weather Service says a microburst, or strong gust of straight line winds, may have impacted part of the city since so many trees were downed and all fell in the same direction (southeast).

Other trees were downed in West Bridgewater and in Kingston (pictured here). In Duxbury, numerous trees came down on Standish Road. One fell on a house.

Halifax was impacted more by lightning strikes, as firefighters had to battle two fires sparked by the lightning. One was an attic fire on Monponsett Street and the other was a house fire on Ocean Avenue.

Behind the storms the sun returned and temperatures heated right back up.