Severe thunderstorms expected to impact afternoon commute

Severe thunderstorms expected to impact afternoon commute

A large outbreak of nasty thunderstorms is sweeping across New Jersey Tuesday afternoon, triggering a series of severe storm warnings, flash flood watches and fears of isolated tornadoes.

In Pennsylvania, where primary elections were held Tuesday, the storm caused power outages in several counties.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon into the evening.

Almost 100 customers without power in Germantown are expected to have the issue fixed by 5:30 p.m., according to National Grid.

The threat is most likely between 2 and 9 p.m.

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The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency issued an alert for possible tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in western and central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. Despite the diminishing severe threat, scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue through much of the night, gradually shifting south with time. Flash flooding also was possible. Inclement weather is in the forecast for the remainder of the week, and into the weekend.

The powerful wind gusts came and went quickly this evening, but the rain will take longer to clear out of the Richmond area. Skies will be partly cloudy tonight. This will set us up for a flow of tropical moisture to move up the coast into New England that will possibly bring rounds of soaking rains on Saturday.

Strong storms producing hail, heavy rain and gusty winds have been moving through the state, prompting tornado warnings and watches for some.

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