A day after sweltering heat descended on New Jersey, severe thunderstorms are pounding areas all over the state.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory until 7:30 p.m. for parts of Camden, Burlington, Atlantic and Ocean counties in southern New Jersey.

Heavy storms have hit those areas with rain and hail. At least three inches had fallen by mid-afternoon.

The weather service also has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon and southern Warre n County until about 6 p.m. Storms heading into those areas were packing winds estimated at up to 60 mph.

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