The hot and humid air of the past few days will be broken by thunderstorms expected to rumble across New Jersey on Wednesday night.

Lighting over Lawrence on Wednesday night (Ryan Dlabik via Twitter @townerswxpage)

A strong line of storms with wind gusts of 60 mph, pea size hail, frequent lightning and heavy rain falling at a rate of an inch to an inch-and-a-half per hour is crossing the state ahead of a cold front that will enter New Jersey and bring drier air.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was posted for Mercer, Burlington, Ocean and Monmouth counties until 9:15 p.m.

Meteorologist Alan Kasper expects cloudy skies and some rain on Thursday to bring in drier air for Friday and Saturday.


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