ROCKAWAY - People living in northern New Jersey are bracing for the possibility of severe thunderstorms this evening.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio says there is a severe thunderstorm watch for the state until 11 p.m.

As the system progresses, Gregorio says areas of showers, heavy rain, and strong thunderstorms could develop.

Lightning strikes have already been reported in Rockaway Township.

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