“Thursday looks to be an eventful day around the Middle Atlantic,” the National Weather Service warns. “It will definitely be a ‘keep an eye to the sky’ kind of day,” with the possibility of hail — and even isolated tornadoes — in some parts of the state.
Let’s break it down, directly from NWS guidance.
* The area at the greatest risk for severe weather is generally Mercer and Monmouth counties to the south, as denoted by the “red” in the map from the NWS-Storm Prediction Center.
* There is also a severe risk for the area in yellow — the remainder of New Jersey — but not as high. Be alert.
* Supercell thunderstorms, producing /mainly/ damaging winds, but the potential exists for large hail and isolated tornadoes.
* Torrential rainfall, which is a problem because the ground is saturated. This will exacerbate flooding in areas that have dealt or still dealing with high water levels. A flood watch is in effect for all NJ counties, excluding Cumberland, Atlantic, and Cape May.
* Thursday afternoon/evening through very early Friday.
Improving conditions Friday morning into the afternoon/evening hours.
Always be prepared: The National Weather Service Storm Preparedness Guide
SOURCE: Jersey Shore Hurricane News
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