Potential for strong weekend storms

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A nearly three-month run of mostly wonderful weekend weather will most likely end this weekend in the form of potentially dangerous thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. A nearly three-month run of mostly wonderful weekend weather will most likely end this weekend in the form of potentially dangerous thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. A nearly three-month run of mostly wonderful weekend weather in South Jeresy could come to a stormy end this weekend in the form of potentially dangerous thunderstorms late Saturday and through the afternoon and evening Sunday. See how your weekend will be affected by the heat, humidity and thunder:

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for potentially dangerous thunderstorms on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27.

 “Some of these thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall, damaging winds and hail, particularly on Sunday,” the National Weather Service Said in posting its notice.

  Heavy rain and thunderstorms will begin approaching the western reachers of South Jersey around 11 a.m. according to future simulated radar./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Heavy rain and thunderstorms will begin approaching the western reachers of South Jersey around 11 a.m. according to future simulated radar./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Simulated future radar shows the possibility of overnight storms on Saturday.

However, the heaviest of Sunday’s rain should begin approaching the western reaches of South Jersey by 11 a.m.

From there, rain and thunderstorms are expected to fill in the rest of New Jersey during the afternoon and evening hours. Up to a half-inch of rain could fall by Monday morning.

A cold front is predicted to push the rain out of South Jersey early Monday morning, bringing in noticeably cooler-than-normal air and temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday.

 In brief:

 Rest of Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 81. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.

 Saturday:  A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Saturday night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a low around 70. South wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

 Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

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