A line of thunderstorms that is moving across the southern half of New Jersey early this evening could unleash severe conditions in Ocean and Atlantic counties, according to the National Weather Service.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for the two counties until 9:30 p.m. A strong thunderstorm is expected to impact Monmouth County.
The severe line, which is moving to the northeast at 45 miles per hour, has a history of producing “damaging winds, large hail, deadly lightning, and very heavy rain,” according to the bulletin.
“For your protection, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of your home or business. Heavy rains flood roads quickly so do not drive into areas where water covers the road. These storms have a history of producing wind damage. This is a very dangerous situation,” the bulletin advises.
The service says that the storms are producing frequent cloud to ground lightning, warning to seek shelter inside a sturdy shelter and stay away from windows.
“Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lighting,” the bulletin warns.