Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Marathon County — ALERT

Elias Hubbard
July 8, 2020

A double whammy of heat and humidity, along with potentially severe thunderstorms, are in store for central Pennsylvania for the start of the workweek.

There is a marginal risk of isolated, severe thunderstorms across Western Massachusetts as well as in northern Worcester, Middlesex and Essex counties, according to the National Weather Service.

The severe thunderstorm was located by radar over Edison, New Jersey just before 3:30 p.m., according to, and is traveling east at 5 miles per hour.

"Any severe thunderstorm will be capable of heavy downpours, damaging winds, frequent lightning and hail", the National Weather Service said. Firefighters were with boats responded to reach the trapped motorists, according to the report issued shortly after 5 p.m. Streets were also flooded in Hackensack, a spokesman for the city's fire department posted on Twitter.

High pressure builds Friday, offering what could be the week's warmest day. Then most areas will see gradual clearing to partly sunny skies and a high near 76. Expect sunny skies and a high near 80.

Saturday will see a 60 percent and thunderstorms and will otherwise be mostly sunny and hot with a high of 92 and a low of 70.

High temperatures in the mid-to-high 90s are forecasted for every day until next Sunday - when it's forecasted to be 89 degrees.

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