More Thunderstorms For New Jersey Today [VIDEO]
New Jersey can expect more thunderstorms today as a frontal boundry remains in place acting as a conveyor belt bringing the storms our way.
The storms should not be as strong as Monday’s when at least 2 inches of rain fell in many central and northern counties.
The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in Union County during Monday morning’s heavy thunderstorms.
A Flash Flood Watch is still in effect through tonight for Mercer, Hunterdon, Sussex, Morris, Middlesex, Warren. Somerset, Camden, Gloucester, Burlington and Salem counties in anticipation of storms that develop during Tuesday with heavy rains, winds and possible hail.
A Flood Warning continues for the North Branch Rancocas Creek in Pemberton, where the creek is expected to remain around flood stage until Wednesday afternoon.
Storms on Wednesday should be less severe and by Thursday the Fourth summer weather returns with sunshine and temperatures near 90 with high humidity.
The Union County tornado lasted from 9:17 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. and is a category 0 on the Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale.
The twister had a maxiumu wind speed of 85 MPH and took a path from Berkeley Heights to Summit touching down in Berkelely Heights near Garfield Street. It passed northeast through New Providence and lifted in Summit near Evergreen Avenue.
There were no fatalities from the tornado.
There was much tree damage with the greatest damage occurring at the sewage treatment plant near Snyder Avenue in berkeley heights. Straight line winds were also observed to the south and east of the entire tornado path.