Tweet from JP's Shamus Moynihan

Hailstorm Batters Jamaica Plain

A brief but intense hailstorm hit the neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. Reports came in from all over the neighborhood about trees down, driving rain and large chunks of hail. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning through 4:45 p.m. Tuesday about this particular storm. A severe weather watch remains in place through 8 p.m.

The storm felled this tree on Prince Street:

Tree down 71 prince st. Jamaica plain @02130News— Judith (@jgo13) August 4, 2015

The weather cliche about "golf ball-sized hail" came true:

Hyde Square Hail @02130News @universalhub @JP_02130— Shamus Moynihan (@ShamusJP) August 4, 2015

And another view of hail, showing its relative size:

Holy hail storm out of nowhere here in #Boston #hail #crazyweather @02130News— Shannon (@shannonlduncan) August 4, 2015

Some residents managed to get video of the hail as it struck, like Julia Becker Collins:

Happening NOW in #JamaicaPlain - HUGE hail, rain, lighting, thunder.

File photo: A U.S. flag flaps in a strong wind on School Street, June 25, 2014.

Wind Advisory — Gusts Could Hit 60 MPH

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Jamaica Plain and surrounding areas saying gusts could reach 60 MPH through 8 p.m. Tuesday. After that, the wind advisory continues through 5 p.m. Wednesday. The strong winds could bring down large limbs or even trees, forecasters say. Driving could also be difficult.

And then's there's all the post-snow trash. It'll be nice to have that blown all over the streets...

Puddles form outside Jamaica Plain News World Headquarters in Roslindale on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

Urban Flood Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service says Suffolk County, including Jamaica Plain, should expect urban flooding as a major storm moves through New England. Winds are expected to gust to 50 MPH. The flood advisory runs until 4 p.m. Tuesday. The heaviest rain is expected in Boston from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday. In addition to the cold rain, batten down for high winds.