Severe thunderstorm warning in effect; 70 miles per hour gusts possible

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect; 70 miles per hour gusts possible

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect; 70 miles per hour gusts possible

Some storms may also produce hail. This follows a watch issued earlier Tuesday afternoon.

Meteorologists surveyed the towns on Monday afternoon, after people reported extensive wind damage to the National Weather Service, Jensenius said.

A severe-thunderstorm watch remains for the entire region until 10 p.m.

To be more specific, the weather service indicated that the main time of concern for the thunderstorms is between 2 and 9 p.m.

Tuesday's official outlook from the Storm Prediction Center puts northern New Jersey in a "Moderate Risk" of severe weather, the 2rd highest of 5 risk categories.


Weather Service Meteorologist Steve DiRienzo said those storms could spark tornadoes, though the probability of that was "very low".

Two people are dead and almost half a million customers in the Northeast are without power due to severe weather that includes thunderstorms, flash flooding, hail, winds up to 80 miles per hour and possibly tornadoes. "But there is some possibility of seeing some strong and severe storms ... mostly bringing strong, damaging winds". New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

"Some of the storms could have some brief, heavy rain and frequent lightning", Reiner said.

As of 8 p.m. ET, 496,777 customers in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and CT had lost electricity. Remain alert for severe thunderstorms, mainly between 4 PM and 11 PM especially for eastern PA and NJ.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high temperature of around 80 degrees.

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