Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Princeton region. The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. and includes Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Burlington, and Monmouth counties in our coverage area.

There is a chance the storm will produce strong wind gusts and some hail. Wind gusts of 55 miles per hour are possible. Small to medium-size hail is also possible during the mid-afternoon hours.

A heavy downpour is possible that could lead to flooding in some areas.