STORM WATCH: Temps expected to hit 80, severe thunderstorms possible Thursday
Temperatures will feel summerlike tomorrow, but those warmer temperatures are expected to fuel severe thunderstorms.
Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Lauren Due says that the biggest threat from Thursday’s storms will be gusty winds.
Wednesday night will see temperatures cooling into the upper-50s, under mostly cloudy skies. Due says there is the possibility for a stray thunderstorm to develop in northwestern New Jersey around 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. That storm could contain hail. A passing rain shower is also possible in the rest of the state.
Thursday will see temperatures rise to the low-80s. Storms are expected to begin to develop between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. – especially in northern and central parts of the state. Due says that areas to the south could see thunderstorm activity after 6 p.m.
Due says winds of up to 60 mph are possible. The storms will be fast-moving and should clear out of the area between 10 p.m. and midnight. Temperatures will cool to the low-50s overnight.
Friday will start off cloudy, with clearing by the afternoon. Temperatures will rise to the upper-60s and low-70s.
Saturday will see some rain through the afternoon and evening, with temperatures rising to the upper-60s. Easter Sunday will be dry, but temperatures will only reach the mid-50s.