Powerful thunderstorms produce golf ball-sized hail, knock out power to thousands
Powerful thunderstorms that tore through New Jersey Monday afternoon and evening produced golf ball-sized hail and knocked out power to tens of thousands of people.
Very few sections of the state were spared by the storm, which had heavy rain and strong winds. The storm caused flooding and road closures in several towns.
Hackensack officials say that the fire department rescued 17 people whose cars became stuck in flooded out roadways. There were also multiple car crashes and a smoky basement in the town.
Large pieces of hail fell in towns like South Plainfield, Hoboken and Hamilton Township.
The winds toppled trees and utility poles. Utility companies reported over 32,000 customers without power at the height of the storm.
The storm also impacted mass transit. New Jersey Transit and Newark Liberty International Airport saw some service disruptions and delays throughout the day.
Photos: July 6 Thunderstorm
There will be the possibility of more thunderstorms over the next few days in New Jersey. Tuesday is expected to see hazy, hot and humid weather conditions with a chance of a thunderstorm late in the day. High temperatures will be in the low-80s.
Wednesday is also expected to see hot and humid conditions with thunderstorms possible by the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the mid- to upper-80s.