More than 2,500 Atlantic City Electric customers are still without power as of 8 a.m., after strong thunderstorms with heavy rain pummeled much of the region overnight and early this morning.
The number of those without power has gradually declined as electricity has been restored. At one time, the hardest hit areas include parts of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport. Electricity there has since been restored.
Hundreds in Northfield, Linwood and Somers Point are still without electricity as of 8 a.m., according to the utility’s online outage map.
The heavy rain prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flooding advisory for several hours early this morning, warning of flooded roads. Radar estimates show that more than three inches of rain fell in parts of Atlantic, Ocean and southern Burlington counties overnight.
As of 8 a.m., more than 1 inch of rain has fallen since midnight at Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township, according to the weather service.
Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high temperature in the upper 80s inland and in the mid 80s along the coast. The weather service is calling for a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly before 1 p.m., as a cold front gradually moves across the area.