After dousing area to the north and west of Philly, the drenching rains focused their ferocity on South Jersey.
In addition to reports of thunderstorm wind damage -- downed power lines forced the closing of Route 70 at Springdale Road in Cherry Hill -- the National Weather Service reported rainfall rates of 1.5 inches an hour or more.
The deluges caused considerable road flooding.
Flash flooding closed a portion of the northbound lanes of I-295 at Exit 26, at Bellmawr. Flooding also shut parts of Route 30 in Winslow Township, andRoute 70 in Southamtpon Township near Four Mile Circle