A strong line of thunderstorms is dumping much needed rain across New Jersey.

The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for most of the state until 9 p.m. for the potential for storms to develop with 70 mph winds and 1-inch hail.

Burlington recorded 50 mph winds Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures on Tuesday got into the 80s across much of the central and southern areas of state which helped to fuel the storms, according to New Jersey 101.5 meteorologist Dan Zarrow.

"Around 3:45 p.m., we had a line of thunderstorms along the Interstate 195 corridor that looked pretty ferocious with strong winds and some hail.

"Since then, the storms have fizzled — but it's still important to stay alert for thunderstorms through just after sunset tonight," said meteorologist Dan Zarrow. Some of the storms over southern Ocean County had a "hail core" according to Zarrow.

More storms were developing along the Delaware River

The first round of storm may be responsible for a tree falling onto southbound Route 29 at Pleasant Valley Road in Hopewell, and another onto the southbound side of the New Jersey Turnpike near Exit 5.

FlightAware.com reported 30-60 minute delays into Newark Liberty International Airport because of the storms and 30 minutes into LaGuardia.

JCP&L, PSE&G and Atlantic City Electric report a scattering of outages in their respective service areas as of 4:40 p.m.

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