Showers and thunderstorms swept through South Jersey Tuesday morning, producing heavy downpours and frequent thunder and lightning. More are possible throughout the day.

Scattered power outages resulted from the morning storms, with over 3,000 Atlantic City Electric customers without power shortly after 9 a.m., mostly in Mullica Township, Egg Harbor City, and Washington Township in Burlington County, according to the Atlantic City Electric website.

Most power was restored by about 10 a.m.

Heavy rain can lead to some areas of poor drainage flooding where the thunderstorms and heavy downpours persist.

No severe thunderstorms, meaning storms producing damaging wind gusts or large hail, are currently expected across South Jersey on Tuesday.

While it will not rain all day, several round of scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the day.  Heavy downpours are the main threat that these storms pose.

Despite plenty of clouds, it should be another mild early spring day with afternoon highs around 60 to 65 making Tuesday the warmest day of the forecast.

Sunshine returns for Wednesday and Thursday, which should provide a two-day drier interlude in between chances of rain. While logic suggests that more sun should yield warmer weather, the opposite will be true as highs ease back into the still seasonable 50s by Thursday.

Friday still looks to offer what could be a soaking rain, one that will continue into Friday night and probably at least the first half of Saturday. Sunday will be the better and brighter weekend day, with our next chance of a steadier rain following early next week.

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