A wet, windy night ahead

    A mainly cloudy day is here, with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon and evening hours. Mild, with temperatures in the 60s.

    As we proceed through the overnight hours into daybreak, there will be showers and potentially isolated thunderstorms as a strong cold front approaches.

    “A narrow line of strong showers and isolated thunderstorms may produce damaging wind gusts early Monday morning,” the National Weather Service advises in a Hazardous Weather Outlook.

    The front will head out to sea before noon Monday. Behind the front, westerly winds will clear us out from west to east through the afternoon hours.

    Be aware that the potentially destructive severe weather (including tornadoes) in the Midwest will not impact the Garden State.

    While the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed New Jersey in the “slight” risk category for severe weather, the threat here is limited to “gusty, possibly damaging, winds occurring with the showers,” according to the National Weather Service, Mount Holly.

    Since there is a tremendous amount of media coverage right now about today’s severe weather outbreak, we show you these maps in an effort to impress upon you that while there is still a slight chance of “possibly damaging” winds here, the risk is mainly in the Midwest.

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