Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the entire state as a line of slow-moving, intense thunderstorms heads for New Jersey  with strong gusty winds and the first effects of Hurricane Arthur.
Lightning flashes over the Shark River in Neptune City looking towards Wall (Donald Colarusso)
30,771 JCP+L customers, mostly in Warren, Morris,Passaic and Hunterdon counties 10,705 PSEG customers lost power, Flash Flood Watch Newark, LaGuardia and Kennedy Airports all have delays of 3-4 hours on arrivals Thursday was another hot and humid day with temperatures heading back around 90 degrees again with a heat index in the upper 90s and topping 100 in parts of central Jersey 1,589 PSE&G customers, mostly in Burlington County are still powerless
A fire blamed on a lightning strike burns in Beachwood (Riverside Signal)
Several families were left homeless in the Wyckoff Mills condo complex in Hightstown a home in Edgewater Park in Burlington County was struck by lightning lightning is being blamed for fires in Mahwah, Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridgean abandoned home was struck in Beaachwood.
Satellite view of Hurricane Arthur late Thursday afternoon (NHC)
that Arthur's track has shifted to the west bringing it closer to the New Jersey and Delaware coastlinesMany communities with fireworks scheduled for Thursday and Friday High Surf AdvisoryWEATHER 
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Dino Flammia contributed to this report.

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