rumsonrdEastbound storm clouds roll in over Rumson Road in Little Silver moments before the deluge. (Click to enlarge)

A sudden downpour accompanied by lightning and thunder left streets in the Red Bank area awash in rainwater Monday evening.

branch1Motorists navigated deep puddles on Branch Avenue at Silverton Avenue. (Click to enlarge)

We have no immediate word on lightning strikes or other damage from the storm, which rolled over Red Bank and Little Silver at about 7p and lasted less than 15 minutes before settling down to a moderate rainfall.