Lehigh Valley, Pa
A Tornado Watch has been issued for our area until 6:00 pm tonight by the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service reported a wind gust measuring 82 mph at Island Beach State Park, NJ around noon.
Tree damage and power outages have been reported due to these damaging winds.

Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service




Please prepare in advance.

From the National Weather Service:

1. Damaging winds: We are expecting damaging winds, even in between rounds of storms. Please secure all outdoor furniture. Tree damage and power outages are possible. Travel, especially in high profile vehicles, will be difficult. The strongest winds are forecast to occur from late this morning into the afternoon.

2. Severe Storms: A few rounds of thunderstorms are expected through this afternoon. In addition to also bringing damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes will be possible. Please be sure to have multiple ways to receive severe weather warnings.

3. Tidal flooding: Minor tidal flooding is expected on the northeastern Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, and portions of the Barnegat Bay.

4. Heavy Rain: Periods of heavy rain will be possible with the rounds of storms. This could lead to localized flooding, especially in areas of poor drainage.

For the latest detailed forecast for your location, visit www.weather.gov/phi

For the latest radar image, visit: https://radar.weather.gov/Conus/northeast.php

For information on thunderstorm safety, visit: https://www.weather.gov/safety/thunderstorm

The severe weather threat today is expected to affect portions of the Mid Atlantic southward into the Carolinas and southeast Georgia, primarily during the morning into mid afternoon, with a threat of damaging winds and a few tornadoes.
Sussex-Warren-Carbon-Monroe-Berks-Lehigh-Northampton- Including the cities of Newton, Washington, Jim Thorpe, Stroudsburg, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton
The main threats associated with this system will be strong to damaging wind gusts and the potential for severe storms on Monday.
A Wind Advisory is in effect from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on Monday with wind gusts 40-60 mph possible with even stronger gusts possible near thunderstorms. Additionally 1-2 inches of rain can be expected Sunday night through Monday afternoon.

Please secure objects.  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result according to the report by the National Weather Service. 

Please plan ahead and use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

The National Weather Service encourages weather spotters to report significant weather conditions according to standard operating procedures.


Severe Weather Outlook for Monday 

Courtesy: National Weather Service




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