BY STEVE DiMARTINO
N.J. WEATHER FORECAST
The hazy, hot, and humid weather conditions that really only last two days, Tuesday and yesterday, will come to a very wet end Thursday as showers and thunderstorms move through the region through Thursday afternoon. Then our friendly marine air mass returns just in time for the weekend.
A cold front and wave of low pressure will move through the region through Thursday afternoon with waves of showers and thunderstorms. Although most thunderstorms will not be severe, the strongest thunderstorms will be capable of wind gusts over 50 mph, frequent lightning, heavy downpours, and hail. The heavy rainfall will potentially produce localized flash flooding. Meanwhile wind damage from some thunderstorms will be a concern. Visibility in the heavy rainfall will fall below a mile at times. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will rise into the lower to mid 80's for highs throughout the region.