About 6,000 Massachusetts households lost power yesterday afternoon as storms raged throughout the day before subsiding around 6 p.m.

The number of power outages peaked statewide around 1:30 p.m., said NStar spokeswoman Margaret Coughlan. "We had between 6,000 and 7,000 without power," she said. "It was all storm-related."

But by 11:30 last night, power was restored in all areas affected by the strong winds and heavy rain, according to National Grid spokeswoman Vanessa Charles. Outages were most prevalent in North Andover and Weymouth, she said.

Extra NStar crews were dispatched to handle the large volume of homes without power.

Winds blew down power lines and toppled trees in Worcester, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties, according to the website of the National Weather Service.

The storms also caused street flooding and fires throughout the state, according to the National Weather service, and a person was injured by a lightning strike in Peabody.

A home in Ipswich sustained minor damage when it was struck by lightning around 2 p.m., according to fire officials.

"It blew numerous bricks off the chimney," said Lieutenant Andy Theriault of the Ipswich Fire Department.

More rain is expected today with showers predicted for the late morning and afternoon and thunderstorms predicted for the evening.