SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - There may be some bumpy weather on the way tonight, according to police.

Strong thunderstorms and potentially heavy rain may make their way into the region starting around 6 p.m. and continue through Saturday, according to a press release from police.

According to police, the threats may come in several "waves" later on this afternoon thru Saturday morning, with a potential for flooding from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

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There is likely to be a few breaks in the cloud cover this afternoon, which will help to destabilize the area and provide the energy for thunderstorms, according to the release.

While an isolated shower or storm this afternoon cannot be ruled out, the most severe threat really gets going after 6 p.m., police said.

While these storms are still scattered, they have a better chance to be severe through this evening producing possible dime-quarter size hail and damaging wind gusts between 45-60 m.p.h.

These storms may have the potential for 1-inch/hour rain rates leading to poor drainage and roadway flooding, police said.

The "severe" storm threat should wane around 11 p.m. Friday night, police said.

There may be a break at this point into part of the overnight, before the main cold front approaches and brings another round of rain with locally heavy downpours between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m., police said.