Tornado Watch Issued For New Jersey As Heavy Rain Expected
As the remnants of Tropical Storm Karen will contribute to a soaking that will also bring our recent run of summer-like heat and humidity to an end a Tornado Watch has been issued for all of New Jersey until 5 p.m.
Storms expected to cross New Jersey later this morning and during the afternoon will likely have heavy rainfall and dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning.
A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes
Karen was downgraded to a tropical depression yesterday and dissipated into a regular low pressure area with winds of 30 MPH. It will combine with a cold front headed towards New Jersey to bring periods of heavy rain during the day into the evening.
The heavy rain will begin to fall during the afternoon and could drop 1-2 inches plus cause flooding in poor drainage areas. There could be isolated areas of heavier amounts in strong thunderstorms that develop.
Fallen leaves could cause clogged storm drains that could increase the chance of street flooding.
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