A cold front with fall-like temperatures behind brought severe thunderstorms to New Jersey by late Sunday evening.

Lightning lights up the sky over Lawrence during a recent thunderstorm (Ryan Dlabik via Twitter @townerswxpage) .

Storms with spectacular lightning, heavy rain and some hail crossed the state late Sunday night and Monday morning with much of the state under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch or Warning.

Over 10,000 utility customers statewide lost power, most of which has been restored. JCP+L's outage map  reported 1,158 customers without power just before 8 a.m. on Monday morning mostly in Monmouth County. Just over 2,000 PSE+G customers were in the dark on its outage map in Essex and Burlington counties.

New Jersey Fast Traffic reports several flooded roads overnight including Routes 33/34 at the Collingswood Circle in Howell and Route 130 in Camden County that cleared before the morning commute.

Meteorologist Alan Kasper says less severe storms could form on Monday afternoon bringing  drier and cooler, below normal temperatures to New Jersey for Tuesday and Wednesday before another warmup on Thursday.

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