Stormy evening expected across New Jersey

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Powerful thunderstorms could potentially impact New Jersey Wednesday evening.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist Dave Curren says that the worst of the storms is expected to develop sometime after the evening rush. But some thunderstorms were already moving through parts of the state by Wednesday afternoon.

Curren says that these storms have the potential to become severe. Most of the state is already under a severe thunderstorm watch, issued by the National Weather Service. These storms could bring heavy rain, leading to flooding conditions. They could also produce winds of 50-60 mph. While chances of hail and/or a weak tornado are lower, severe storms are always capable of producing them.


New Jersey residents are advised to seek shelter if the weather takes a turn for the worse. Lightning could pose a danger to anyone outside. Drivers are urged to refrain from driving through flooded streets to avoid getting stuck in the water.

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The storms should move out by Thursday morning. Thursday is expected to see mostly sunny skies, but a thunderstorm has the chance to developing. High temperatures will be in the low-90s. More thunderstorms are possible overnight.

A big cool down is expected for Friday and the weekend. Clouds or a morning shower will give way to some sunshine on Friday, with afternoon highs dropping all the way to the upper-70s. It will also be much less humid. The weekend is looking good with lots of sunshine and similar temperatures.

Stay with News 12 for the latest weather information.

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