(Photo by Brandon Sparks, via Twitter)
10:36 PM: Did you see and/or hear that burst of thunder/lightning? At least it held off until after Alice’s summer-solstice sunless-sunset watch!
The National Weather Service’s short-term-forecast alert says “isolated thunderstorms” are possible until midnight.
(Added: Photo by Raynea Crittenden, shared via WSB Facebook page)
10:47 PM: Checking the City Light outage map, we see 106 customers in South Park are without electricity, and that it’s blamed on a lightning strike.
11:27 PM: Police and medics are headed for 26th and Barton, where a driver is reported to have hit a pedestrian.
11:32 PM: Emergency crews on scene are calling for a private ambulance, indicating the injuries are not major.
11:41 PM: That’s changed – now scanner traffic indicates the man has a fracture and will be taken to Harborview to be checked out.
11:55 PM: Westbound Barton had been closed but, per scanner, will be reopened shortly. Meantime, in case you’re reading this later and sleeping through the storm, it’s still raining fairly hard after more than an hour.
12:37 AM: And now … the rain has tapered off, at least here, east of Lincoln Park.
4:21 AM Texter says a tree is down across Fairmount Avenue in the 2200 block.