TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hazy, hot and humid conditions will follow a wave of severe thunderstorms that charged across central and southern New Jersey Friday.
Lightning illuminated the morning sky and the storms packed wind gusts of over 40 mph.
The rain gives way to a hot weekend leading toward the July Fourth holiday.
An excessive heat warning is posted for counties along the Delaware River from noon Friday until 8 p.m. Sunday. Forecasters say daytime highs could reach 100 Friday and the mid to upper 90s on Saturday and Sunday.
A heat advisory is in effect for the rest of the state where heat and humidity could make it feel like 104 degrees.
Those seeking relief at Jersey shore beaches should use caution because there's a risk for moderate rip currents.