Chance of severe thunderstorms later

     Storm clouds over Asbury Park during a July 30, 2015 thunderstorm. (Photo: Blur Revision Media Design)

    Storm clouds over Asbury Park during a July 30, 2015 thunderstorm. (Photo: Blur Revision Media Design)

    Thunderstorms are possible later today at the Shore as a cold front approaches from the west and collides with a hot, humid, and unstable air mass, forecasters say.

    The threat begins during the mid-afternoon hours and continues until the early evening hours, with the front moving offshore overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

    The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center places generally Ocean County to the south in the “slight” risk category for severe thunderstorms, while Monmouth County is at “marginal” risk. 

    Slight risk is a higher risk designation, implying that scattered severe storms that are “short-lived and/or not widespread” are possible (compared with isolated storms in the marginal designation).

    Damaging winds and large hail are the primary threats.

    Photo by Blur Revision Media Design.

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