Severe thunderstorm watch for South Jersey

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High humidity levels and soaring temperature could provide just the right ingredients for late-afternoon thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service which issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the Middle Atlantic States./NWS High humidity levels and soaring temperature could provide just the right ingredients for late-afternoon thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service which issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the Middle Atlantic States./NWS High humidity levels and soaring temperature could provide just the right ingredients for late-afternoon thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service which issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the Middle Atlantic States. Here's the latest on today's possible thunderstorms:

The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. for portions of Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and all of New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

Strong thunderstorms forming in Pennsylvania, heading east

The storms are a result of a humid southwest air flow clashing with a pre-frontal trough that is setting up in the area of the I-95 corridor.

The National Weather Service has already issued severe thunderstorm warnings and flash flood watches for portions of central Pennsylvania.

As of 2:18 p.m., National Weather Service radar showed a line of heavy thunderstorms moving across central Pennsylvania.

Heavy rain showers could reach South Jersey by 8 p.m. Monday, July 14. As of 2:30 p.m. they were positioned over central Pennsylvania and moving east./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Heavy rain showers could reach South Jersey by 8 p.m. Monday, July 14. As of 2:30 p.m. they were positioned over central Pennsylvania and moving east./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Advance radar imagery shows those storms could reach South Jersey around 8 p.m. this evening.

Heavy rain expected for South Jersey for tonight, Tuesday

The National Weather Service is forecasting between 2-3 inches of rain to fall across most of South Jersey during the next 36 hours.

The rain is expected to be heaviest during the late-afternoon and early evening hours of Tuesday, July 15.

The rain is expected to end on Wednesday morning when a cold front finally clears the coast.

After Tuesday’s  cold front moves through, weather forecasters are calling for a prolonged period of cooler-than-normal temperatures to spill out of the Midwest. Read more at Long-lasting cool down in the works for July

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