A wicked thunderstorm sparked lightning, toppled trees and spawned rainbows across Mass.
A severe summer storm brought hail, lightning strikes and heavy rainfall across the Commonwealth on Tuesday evening.
Firefighters responded to two lightning strikes in Newburyport Tuesday afternoon. One of the strikes was believed to have started a fire at a home on Pine Street, according to the Newburyport News.
Round two of storms has arrived @wbznewsradio. (Check the cool light show.) #mawx @ericfisher pic.twitter.com/fOJmBaArQh
— Nichole Davis (@NicholeDWBZ) June 28, 2017
Some highlights from an incredible lightning show in Wakefield, MA! @ericfisher @HarveyWCVB @PeteNBCBoston @WxManAJB @TimNBCBoston pic.twitter.com/4jda1yKwsP
— Matt Hoenig (@wxfanmatt) June 28, 2017
Hail was even reported in some areas, such as Peabody, West Springfield, and Wilbraham.
Hail in Wilbraham, MA @ReedTimmerAccu pic.twitter.com/VU2z4BIFV3
— Laurence Larssen (@laurencelarssen) June 27, 2017
In Franklin County, multiple fallen trees were reported, with a few causing roof damage on several homes in the community, according to the National Weather Service. Two homes in Concord lost power after a tree fell on top of utility lines, and a massive tree barely missed an apartment in Foxboro, NECN reports.
However, it seems like one good thing did come out of Tuesday’s storm: Afterward, gorgeous skies and vibrant rainbows (and in some cases, double rainbows) were visible across Massachusetts.
@Met_CindyFitz as seen over Leominster’s old train depot last evening. pic.twitter.com/qOvPsoK4PV
— Mark C. Bodanza (@mbodanza) June 28, 2017
@ericfisher More from Worcester pic.twitter.com/vbg8gl2iQr
— Anthony Scuderi (@AJScuderi) June 28, 2017