Severe thunderstorm watch put in place for parts of western New Jersey

Severe thunderstorms could strike this afternoon in Central New

The National Weather Service is forecasting highs of 84 in Springfield and 83 in Worcester and Boston.

The more severe weather appears to have moved through Harrisburg and parts of York County.

“A fast moving upper level system will move through on Friday with afternoon showers and storms likely”, he said.

“A warming and drying trend is expected over the Fourth of July weekend, with temperatures climbing back to near 90”, the NWS said.

The high Tuesday will be 87 under sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.

That forecast calls for rain Thursday night and into Friday. Chance of measurable rainfall less than 20 percent late in the morning, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

It will be mostly clear Tuesday night with a low of 60. Partly cloudy skies will carry over into Thursday night, with a low around 61.

Rain would provide a welcome break from last week’s record hot days, including Monday’s high of 101.2 degrees, which was just.