Thunderstorms hit the area Monday, causing electrical outages and further cooling area temperatures.
“Earlier (Monday) morning, the air mass was relatively unstable throughout most of New Jersey,” National Weather Service meteorologist Kristin Kline said. “A cold front approaching the area triggered scattered strong to severe thunderstorms.”
Kline said things were expected to settle down by Monday night, and most areas were going to be dry and quiet.
The thunderstorms caused minor power outages throughout the area. According to Atlantic City Electric representative Matt Likovich, North Cape May experienced about 200 outages around 8 a.m. on Monday, and then about 400 outages around noon. North Wildwood had about 150 outages around 10 a.m. In Harvey Cedars, there were about 120 outages starting at 6 a.m. Northfield had almost 300 outages around 1:30 p.m.
Likovich said most of the causes were lightning strikes and downed wires. By Monday evening, almost all power had been restored in the area, according to an Atlantic City Electric outage map.
Kline said that temperatures will be dropping even further this week.
“We are expecting cooler, drier air to be in place, especially for (today). Folks will probably notice that it’s going to be less humid. Temperatures across the area will probably be 7 to 8 degrees cooler than they were (Monday).”
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