Thunderstorms likely tonight

     Lightning over the Belmar Marina in early July 2014. (Photo: Victor Bubadias Photography)

    Lightning over the Belmar Marina in early July 2014. (Photo: Victor Bubadias Photography)

    A strong cold front will pass through New Jersey tonight, likely delivering thunderstorms, forecasters say.

    The greatest threat is in southern shore areas, where the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center warns of a “slight” risk of severe storms.

    The stormy activity will likely be isolated in nature, but gusty winds and heavy rain are in the forecast for the late night hours. 

    Showers will continue to move through this evening prior to the possible stronger activity overnight. 

    By tomorrow, skies will gradually become sunny by the afternoon, with windy conditions and high temperatures in the lower 50s, according to NOAA.

    Easter Sunday will feature similar conditions, although winds will be lighter and temperatures will be warmer inland (lower 60s).

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