BY STEVE DiMARTINO
N.J. WEATHER FORECAST
Another round of strong to severe thunderstorms will target the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas Tuesday on through Wednesday morning with the potential for wind damage, poor visibility, and widespread flash flooding and urban flooding. Traveling Tuesday afternoon and evening is not going to be very pleasant.
A very slow moving cold front will march towards the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas by Tuesday afternoon and evening. Low clouds and fog will slowly burn off later this morning and lead to scattered cloud cover and humid conditions. Isolated showers and thunderstorms late this morning will increase in coverage this afternoon and evening as the cold front approaches. The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of very heavy downpours, frequent lightning, wind gusts over 60 mph, small hail, and an isolated tornado. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing hourly rainfall rates of over an inch per hour and reduce visibility to below a half a mile at times. The thunderstorms will begin to develop after 1 p.m. and will increase in coverage through Tuesday night. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 80's for highs.