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North Jersey Cleans Up from Thunderstorms

North Jersey continues to feel the effects of Friday afternoon’s thunderstorms that brought torrential rains and flooding.

Thunderstorms darken the sky over the New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar on Friday
Thunderstorms darken the sky over the New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar on Friday (Bill McKim, Belmar Beach Facebook page)

Strong storms moved in from the west and hit north Jersey especially hard. Over an inch fell in western counties including nearly 4 inches in Blairstown, almost 2 inches in Sparta, Greenwich and Chester, an inch-and-a-half in Flemington and nearly an inch in Ewing and Lebanon according to the National Weather Service.

The rain and wind brought down wires on New Jersey Transit’s Morris + Essex line causing a suspension of service between the Dover and Convent lines. Repairs continued Saturday morning. Passengers headed for Hoboken and New York can pick up regular service from Madison.

Route 10 in Livingston and Route 27 through Edison were both closed  for a time according to New Jersey Fast Traffic as large puddles formed  on the roadway making them impassable.

ABC 7 reports many large trees came down in Bergen County and lightning hit the chimney of a home in Totowa.

CBS New York reports 12,000 PSEG customers in Bergen and Hudson counties were without power on Friday night. Power has been restored to most according to its outage map. Both JCP&L and Atlantic City Electric were also reporting outages and restorations.

Meteorologist Alan Kasper brings good news for the weekend with sunny skies and temperatures around 80 both days, although winds off the ocean will keep it cooler along the shore. There is also a moderate risk for rip currents along the shore. The weather turns warmer and more humid on Monday and Tuesday according to Kasper.

Alan Kasper's Shore Report

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