SOMERSET, NJ - Severe thunderstorms are is expected to hit the area around 6:15 pm, bringing between on to two inches of rain an hour, according to County officials.

Areas with poor drainage can expect to flood during the evening commute. Wind gusts of 70 mph are expected according to the National Weather Service. 

Widespread wind damage has been reported by law enforcement. Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.

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The main threat will be damaging winds and heavy rainfall. Power outages are possible, locate flashlights and battery operated lanterns now. Charge cell phones and other electronic devices now.

If power outages occur customers are urged to report an outage by either calling 1-800-436-7734 or sending a text alert via texting OUT to 4PSEG (47734).

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