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Isolated severe thunderstorms a threat this evening

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Showers and thunderstorms will return to the Garden State this evening and will remain a threat on through Friday morning as a series of disturbances move through New Jersey. While most thunderstorms will be rather weak, a few isolated thunderstorms may reach severe levels.

Clear skies will gradually give way to broken cloud cover by late this afternoon as a disturbance in the Ohio River Valley approaches the region. Showers and thunderstorms will move through New Jersey between 4 PM and 7 PM. The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of heavy downpours, frequent lightning, hail, and wind gusts over 40 mph. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures will rise into the lower to mid 80's for highs.

Tonight, showers and thunderstorms will linger over New Jersey with otherwise scattered to broke cloud cover. Winds will be from the west at 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures will fall into the lower to mid 60's for lows.

Tomorrow, another disturbance will move through the region with additional widely scattered to isolated showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the west and southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures will rise into the upper 70's to lower 80's along the immediate coast and lower to mid 80's along the Delaware River.

A stronger low pressure system will pass through New Jersey on Thursday with widespread showers and thunderstorms. The thunderstorms are not expected to be severe, but will be capable of very heavy downpours at times. Temperatures will range from the lower to mid 60's for lows and lower to mid 70's for highs.

Showers will linger into Friday morning followed by clearing skies as high pressure gradually takes control. Temperatures will range from the mid to upper 50's for lows and upper 70's to lower 80's for highs.

High pressure will be in control Saturday and Sunday with clear skies to scattered cloud cover. A cold front will approach on Monday afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will range from the lower to mid 60's for lows and lower to mid 80's for highs.

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