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More thunderstorms roll across New Jersey

More thunderstorms are headed for New Jersey after another hot and humid day.

Dark clouds gather over Bucks County, PA
Dark clouds gather over Bucks County, PA on Tuesday night. (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Mercer, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Warren, Morris, Sussex until 10:45 p.m. Monmouth and Ocean counties until 10:15 p.m and Burlington,Camden, Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland counties until 9:30 p.m. for storms that could contain strong winds up to 70 mph, possible tornadoes, large hail and briefly heavy rain that could bring flooding to poor drainage areas.

A wind gust of 59 mph was reported at Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday night as the leading edge of the storms passed. Winds in New Jersey are not nearly that strong accorrding to Rutgers’ NJ Weather and Climate Center with a top gust so far of 37 mph in Cream Ridge in Monmouth County.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 11 p.m. for the rest of the state

Power outages are also be reported for over 32,000 PSEG customers in Burlington, Camden and Mercer counties according to their outage map. Over 9,400 JCP+L customers are in the dark in Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean and Warren counties and 16,351 Atlantic City Electric customers have no power in Atlantic, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.

Gary Szatkowski, meteorologist-in-charge of the NWS’ Mt Holly office expects the storms to also have lots of lightning. “Just like last week, these storms that are developing seem to be electrically active,” he told the Star-Ledger.

Earlier, a cell with possible winds of 60 MPH and hail  popped up in Bucks County just before 4 p.m. that headed to the northeast towards Hunterdon and Mercer counties prompting a Severe Thunderstorm Warning that died out.

Newark-Liberty Airport is already feeling the effects of thunderstorms with 3 minute delays on arrivals thanks to storms in the mid-west, according to Kennedy, LaGuardia and Philadelphia airports have arrival delays of 40 minutes each.

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