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After severe storms, including a possible tornado in southern New Jersey, hit the tri-state area overnight, another round of strong to possibly severe thunderstorms threatens the area starting late Wednesday afternoon, as an area of low pressure approaches from the west.

Some storms could contain gusty winds and locally heavy downpours.  A flash flood watch goes into effect at 2 p.m. for much of New Jersey, as 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible through Wednesday evening.

A tornado watch was also issued for parts of New Jersey and go into effect at 8 p.m. and affects Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Salem and Warren counties.

The “enhanced risk” of severe weather we saw more so in Pennsylvania Tuesday night will advance to cover more of central New Jersey and parts of the city, including Staten Island.

While some areas of central and southern New Jersey are seeing light showers Wednesday morning, stronger and possibly severe storms are likely to hit the tri-state area Wednesday evening.

High pressure will bring air from the Gulf of Mexico, making it noticeably warmer on Thursday. There will, however, be a continued chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and early evening.

PIX11 will continue to monitor the threat and keep you updated all morning and all day on the PIX11 app and