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Pic Of The Day #389

Last night’s thunderstorm, looking south down the Saugatuck River from the Kings Highway North bridge. (Photo/Jose Villaluz)

Weathering The Storm

Last night’s thunderstorm tore a narrow but destructive path through Westport.

The owner of this Colony Road home assessed the damage philosophically: “It’s only a tree.”

Colony Road after thunderstorm - August 14, 2016

Colony Road after thunderstorm 2 - August 14, 2016

More thunderstorms are possible through Tuesday.

And we don’t have to tell you: It’s hot!

Did It Rain? Hail, Yeah!

This afternoon’s brief but intense thunderstorm — with quarter-sized hail — caused havoc in pockets of Westport.

Trees are down, and there’s local flooding.

Rich Stein took these photos. Here’s the scene where Evergreen Avenue intersects North Compo Road:

Evergreen and North Compo September 6 2014And this was a stuck Mini Cooper at Myrtle Avenue, near the Post Road:

September 6 2014 storm - Rich Stein

Jeb Backus took this photo of extensive Post Road flooding in front of Geiger’s, near Morningside:

Morningside flooded - Jeb Backus

Here is David Conneely’s video, from his 2nd-floor iFloat facility on Main Street:

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9 p.m. tonight.

Meanwhile, if you’ve got any photos from today’s wild weather, send ’em along.

Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

At first glance, Bobby Hudson’s photo looks like Compo’s South Beach was Photoshopped with the mountains of a Caribbean island.

(Photo/Bobby Hudson)

(Photo/Bobby Hudson)

At second glance, it’s all Compo.

Those “mountains” are storm clouds that rolled in — quickly and ominously — this evening.

Here’s another view — from Saugatuck Shores, by Stacy Waldman Bass:

(Photo/Stacy Waldman Bass)

(Photo/Stacy Waldman Bass)

Those are some serious clouds.

As the saying goes: “Mother Nature bats last.”