Forecasters predict a high probability of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and nighttime hours, as with many heatwaves. From Wednesday through Friday, a tropical air mass will linger over the state,
bringing with it the danger of dense fog for the early morning commute and isolated to widely dispersed thunderstorms.
According to private meteorologist Steven DiMartino, who operates NY NJ PA Weather,
any thunderstorms this week will be capable of heavy downpours, frequent brilliant lighting, hail, and possibly wind gusts up to 75 mph. Localized flash floods and wind damage are also possible as a result of the storms.
Wear light clothes, take many breaks, and drink lots of water if you must be outside during the afternoon or early evening hours, the weather agency said. “Inspect your friends, relatives, and neighbors for signs of heat sickness, particularly if they do not have air conditioning.”
A short flash flood warning issued for portions of Burlington and Mercer counties that expired at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, as storms began to strengthen for areas of central New Jersey.
On Saturday, a cold front will slowly reach the state,
bringing widespread showers and thunderstorms, although the humidity anticipated to dissipate. With temperatures in the upper 70s to mid-80s, these thunderstorms will have the potential to become severe once again.
Our busy Atlantic hurricane season is something to keep an eye on,
as forecasters are currently monitoring a system in the Caribbean Sea that may become Tropical Storm Fred by Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Fred may hit the coast of South Florida with tropical storm status late Friday evening or early Saturday morning