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Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding target New Jersey

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A very stormy start to the week can be expected as a cold front slowly moves through New Jersey today on through Wednesday. A cool, unsettled weather pattern will replace the tropical air mass for the end of this week and next weekend. Will the string of perfect weekends come to an end?

Today through tomorrow, the cold front over the Great Lakes will slowly push east towards the New Jersey coast. Showers and thunderstorms will train over much of New Jersey today through tomorrow leading to a high threat for flash flooding and urban flooding. The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of very heavy downpours, wind gusts over 60 mph, frequent lightning, small hail, and even an isolated tornado. Rainfall amounts of one to three inches can be expected throughout the state with isolated amounts up to five inches in very heavy downpours. Visibility will be poor through the period. When showers and thunderstorms are not moving through the state, low clouds and fog can be expected. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures this afternoon will range from the lower to mid 80's along the immediate coast and mid to upper 80's over the Delaware River Valley. Low temperatures will range from the lower to mid 70's throughout the state. High temperatures will range from the lower to mid 80's along the coast and mid to upper 80's over the Delaware River Valley.

The cold front will slowly push off the New Jersey coast on Wednesday with lingering showers through the afternoon followed by clearing skies from northwest to southeast. Winds will veer from the southwest to northwest at 5 to 15 mph. Low temperatures will range from the mid to upper 60's. High temperatures will range from the upper 70's to lower 80's along the coast and lower to mid 80's over the Delaware River Valley. Humidity will fall off significantly by the afternoon.

High pressure will be in place on Thursday and Friday with scattered cloud cover expected. Cool conditions will be in place with below normal temperatures. Low temperatures will range from the upper 50's to lower 60's over northwesterly New Jersey and lower to mid 60's throughout the rest of the state. High temperatures will range from the lower to mid 80's over the Delaware River Valley and upper 70's to lower 80's along the coast.

A series of low pressure systems will move through the region on Saturday and Sunday with scattered showers and scattered to broken cloud cover. Temperatures will range from the mid to upper 60's for lows and lower to mid 80's for highs.

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