A line of strong thunderstorms is expected to cross New Jersey late Sunday night which will have the most impact along the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) corridor and west.

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A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for much of the state with the exception of Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Essex counties.

The line of storms is associated with a cold front and should arrive after 10 p.m., then weaken by the time it reaches the shore around 2 a.m.

Similar storms are expected to develop on Monday and Tuesday with damaging winds as the main threat, according to Gary Szatkowski of the NWS.  As much as 3 inches of rain could fall on Monday and Tuesday.