Good afternoon everyone. Well, storms are starting to fire up across parts of the Garden State. After temperatures rocketed well into the 80s around the state, storms are moving in from the west. A cold front is making its approach to the area, so this could be the first in a number of watches and warnings for the area.
The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, New Jersey issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for portions of South Jersey including North Central Atlantic County, Southern Burlington County, East Central Camden County, and Central Ocean County until about 5:30 PM EDT. This severe thunderstorm has had a history of producing quarter size hail and 60 mile per hour winds was racing across Camden County at about 35 miles per hour.
For those in the path of this storm, you should be on the lookout for high winds, damaging hail, and dangerous cloud to ground lightning. Located near Shamong some 25 miles Southeast of Camden, the storm is expected to affect the following locales: Chatsworth, Presidential Lakes, Old Halfway, Cedar Glen Lakes, Brookville, Whiting, Crestwood Village, Bamber Lake, Pine Ridge at Crestwood, Holiday City, Silver Ridge, Leisure Village, West Pine Lake Park, Holiday Heights, and Holiday City South.