(Image courtesy National Weather Service)

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for the possibility of severe thunderstorms and damaging winds for this afternoon, evening and tonight.

There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 4 p.m. Some storms could be severe, with gusty winds, according to a weather alert issued by the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management.

Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Rainfall amounts are expected between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible during thunderstorms.