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Severe thunderstorms: What's the difference between a watch and a warning?

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You will probably see them pop up on your phone, television, or computer throughout the spring and summer.

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Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when there is a potential for severe weather later that day/night, while warnings are issued when storm…

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Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when severe storms are possible within a few hours, while warnings are issued when severe thunderstorm …

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Obviously tornado alley gets the prize for most severe weather watches per year, as parts of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas have the mo…

Here is Your South Jersey Forecast

FRIDAY► Partly sunny, drier, brighter, and warmer compared to the unsettled week we've had.  Highs in the mid to upper 70s, shore and mainland alike, with a brisk westerly wind around 15mph and occasionally gusty.

FRIDAY NIGHT► Partly cloudy, dry, and comfortable overnight with lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around 10mph.

SATURDAY► Skies start partly sunny, but clouds increase during the day and there could be a few showers later in the day.  Highs in the low 70s with a light northwest wind around 10mph shifting onshore by afternoon.

SUNDAY► Mostly cloudy skies and the coolest day of the holiday weekend. Highs around 65-70 thanks to an east to southeast ocean breeze around 10-15mph.  Most of the day remains dry, but some showers or a thunderstorm are possible towards evening and especially overnight.

MEMORIAL DAY► coudy skies and  still a little damp early in the morning with some lingering showers possible, then a mainly dry afternoon with partly sunny skies developing.  Highs in the mid 70s.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY► Partly sunny with an afternoon thunderstorm or two possible.  Warmer with highs around 75-80.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY► Partly sunny, dry, and pleasant with highs in the mid to upper 70s.