BY STEVE DiMARTINO
N.J. WEATHER FORECAST
While hazy, hot, and humid conditions are in place throughout the Philadelphia and New York City areas this morning; the focus for the next 48 hours will be the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The good news is a far more tranquil and comfortable weather pattern will be in place in time for the weekend once again.
Tuesday through Wednesday, a tropical air mass will be in place with hazy conditions in place throughout the region. A series of cold fronts will move through the region leading to the threat for showers and strong to severe thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon and evening. The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of wind gusts over 50 mph, hail, frequent lightning, and heavy downpours. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 20 mph. Temperatures this afternoon will rise into the upper 80's to lower 90's for highs. Temperatures Wednesday will range from the lower to mid 70's for lows and upper 80's to lower 90's for highs.