South Jersey at risk for damaging thunderstorms

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The combination of daytime heating and a relatively humid air mass has prompted the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center to issue a hazardous weather outlook for the possibility of strong thunderstorms this afternoon, Thursday, May 22. The combination of daytime heating and a relatively humid air mass has prompted the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center to issue a hazardous weather outlook for the possibility of strong thunderstorms this afternoon, Thursday, May 22. The combination of daytime heating and a relatively humid air mass has prompted the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center to issue a hazardous weather outlook for the possibility of strong thunderstorms this afternoon, Thursday, May 22.  Heavy rain is possible around the time of the evening commute. 

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center says there is a slight chance for severe thunderstorms this afternoon. The greatest dangers would come from hail and wind if those storms occur.

The NAM Simulated Radar Reflectivity shows an isolated area of strong storms crossing over South Jersey around the 5 p.m. time period.

Any storms that develop will dissipate as temperatures cool early this evening.

South Jersey mainland temperatures should reach the upper-70s today, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will be cooler along the shore thanks to an Atlantic Ocean water temperature that is still in the lower-60s.

Earlier today, strong thunderstorms rocked the Absecon and Galloway Township areas. About .38 of an inch of rain fell in less than an hour at the Atlantic City International Airport where the National Weather Service keeps official South Jersey records. There was no rain reported in Vineland and Wildwood, according to the National Weather Service.


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