Tri-State: Bracing For Thunderstorms; Tornado Warnings In Effect For New Jersey

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Tornado warnings have been issued for several New Jersey counties, including Ocean, Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, and Warren. Most were set to end by 6:00PM

The tri-state area was bracing for an onslaught of strong to severe thunderstorms, starting Wednesday afternoon and potentially lasting into the weekend.

The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. If no basement is available, seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet.

A cutoff low pressure system camped out in the Midwest and its associated frontal boundaries will keep the tri-state at risk for severe weather for the next few days.

The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has placed parts of the area under a slight risk for severe thunderstorms Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  There is potential for damaging winds, frequent lightning, hail, and flooding with some heavy downpours.

Better weather is expected late Saturday and Sunday.

(Source: NBC New York)