Wednesday 2:30 PM Update - Storms to affect southern portions of area

A band of showers and strong thunderstorms has affected the central New Jersey region during the early afternoon hours and will move northeastward over the next couple of hours. The southern portions of the metropolitan New York City region as well as Long Island can get hit by a heavy shower or strong thunderstorm between 3 and 6PM. Some of these storms contain heavy rains and strong wind gusts. The threat for more "hit or miss" showers and thunderstorms will continue tonight, tomorrow and Friday.