A Friday evening storm that brought lightning, heavy winds and plenty of rain left thousands of people without power in North Jersey.
As of about 9 p.m. there were about 2,400 PSE&G customers in Bergen County without power and 2,360 in Essex County. Morris County had about 2,040 JCP&L customers without power, with Washington Township hit the hardest with about 1,500.
Cedar Grove had the majority of the Essex outages with about 2,100. Hillsdale had about 1,100 in Bergen. PSE&G gave an estimated power restoration time of after 1 a.m. for many of the Cedar Grove outages.
The National Weather Service issued a thunderstorm watch for the area until 11 p.m.
Bergen, Passaic, Essex and Morris counties are all on watch for storms along with parts of New York and Connecticut.
The region also had a heat advisory earlier in the day with high humidity.
The storm advisory comes nearly a week after severe flooding caused major damage in the area. North Jersey had already reached about 80 percent of its expected rainfall for the month as of last weekend.
Those planning to attend the Passaic County Fair may want to take a look outside before leaving.
Newark Liberty International Airport reported some disruptions because of the weather and recommended customers check the status of their flights.
The temperature will start to drop during the weekend with chances of showers Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures for Sunday are only predicted to reach the low-70s, according to AccuWeather.