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AccuWeather Alert: Tornado Watch issued for parts of New Jersey as powerful storms arrive

NEW YORK (WABC) — A Tornado Watch remains in effect for Atlantic, Burlington. Cape May, Cumberland and Ocean counties in New Jersey until 10 p.m. as strong storms sweep through the region.

A tornado warning has been discontinued for Monmouth and Ocean counties, where there was radar-indicated rotation, Jeff Smith reports. There has been no confirmation of a tornado touchdown in those parts of New Jersey.

If you are in an area that goes under tornado warning, you should avoid windows; go the lower floor in your home; find an interior hallway or bathroom; get low and cover your head.

Most of the area will be under an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms early into Saturday evening as a powerful cold front ushers in much colder air after today’s 70-degree warmth.

These thunderstorms could contain 70 mph wind gusts and penny-size hail along with continuous lightning. Take cover in these areas.


The greatest threat will be damaging wind gusts of up to 60 mph or higher in spots. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Storms will be quick-hitting, earlier in the west and later in the east.

After Saturday evening’s storms, it will be noticeably cooler on Sunday. In fact, Jeff is predicting a low of 39 in Central Park, 32 degrees cooler than Saturday’s high of 71.


Breezy and cooler. High 52.


Turning warmer. High 62.


Shower in spots. High 64.


Mild shower. High 65.


Mostly cloudy. High 67.


Cooler blend. High 55.


Bright but cool. High 53.

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