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50 MPH Winds, ‘Numerous’ Lighting Strikes Expected Monday Afternoon

Office of Emergency Management ways heavy rains could last for hours.

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A summer storm is barreling its way into northern New Jersey Monday afternoon, and the Morris County Office of Emergency Management is warning residents to take caution.

“Scattered clusters” of rain are expected to begin in the area between 3 and 4 p.m., and will expand after 5 p.m., the county said. Storms will likely become strong and in some isolated areas severe, with wind gusts up to 50 miles-per-hour to go with heavy rain and numerous lightning strikes, the county said.

The storms are expected to diminish after 9 p.m. but could linger until midnight or later. In addition to Monday’s forecast, more information shows storms and rain for Tuesday night as well.

Morris, Sussex and Warren counties are all currently under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m.

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