Weather Service Issues Tornado Watch, Wind Advisory

Residents should be weary of high winds and possible flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the entire state until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The storm system currently rolling through the Northeast is also causing tornado watches during the same period in New York, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, according to the service as of 12:13 p.m. 

Heavy rain with possible isolated flash flooding is expected, the NWS is reporting.

North Jersey could receive up to a half inch of rain Tuesday during the day. An additional one to two inches could fall Tuesday evening.

Rain could continue to fall until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the NWS’s forecast states.

Winds are expected to blow through Wayne at 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour. The wind could cause tree limbs to fall and power lines to break, causing scattered power outages.

The wind advisory remains in effect until midnight Wednesday.

For more information about flooding in Wayne, click here or call 973-694-5050.

For more information on the forecast, click here.

— Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Nose Wayne September 18, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Hope to never see Hamburg Turnpike again like it is in the photo up top.


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