Update: Severe thunderstorms headed toward South Jersey

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A severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for nearly all of New Jersey and portions of neighboring states as strong thunderstorms are beginning to approach the Delaware River and South Jersey at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 22./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com A severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for nearly all of New Jersey and portions of neighboring states as strong thunderstorms are beginning to approach the Delaware River and South Jersey at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 22./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com A severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for nearly all of New Jersey and portions of neighboring states as strong thunderstorms are beginning to approach the Delaware River and South Jersey at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 22, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm warning has been posted for northern Cumberland and Salem counties and could be extended into portions of Cape May County by 5:30 p.m.

These storms have had a history of 60-mph winds, frequent lightning and one-inch hail, according to broadcast reports.

The watch lasts until 10 p.m., but could be upgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning if they storms hold together as they enter South Jersey in the next hour or two.

The thunderstorms are a result of rapid late-afternoon heating combined with a soupy and humid air mass.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for South Jersey thorugh 10 p.m., Thursday, May 22./NWS A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for South Jersey thorugh 10 p.m., Thursday, May 22./NWS As of 4:30 p.m., there were scattered severe thunderstorm warnings issued for portions of eastern Pennsylvania and for portions of Delaware, according to the National Weather Service.

A strong thunderstorm cell was approaching Philadelphia at 4:30 p.m. and appeared to be headed toward an Atlantic City Expressway route to the shore.

If it holds together, it should reach the coast by 5:30 to 6 p.m.

 

 

 


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