Area Under Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Tornado Watch

OCEAN COUNTY – Much of Ocean County is under a severe thunderstorm warning Wednesday evening.

The warning, which includes Toms River, Lakewood, Jackson and Howell in the Jersey Shore Online readership area is in effect through 6:45 p.m. according to the National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly.

Sixty-mile-per-hour wind gusts are possible with these storms. Minor damage to vehicles is also possible. Wind may damage roofs, siding, trees and power lines.

Scattered flooding is also possible. A flash flood warning is in effect through 10 p.m.

In addition, a tornado watch for the same area remains in effect until 8 p.m. A watch means conditions exist for tornadoes to form.

Earlier today, meteorologists reported a possible tornado touched down near Lambertville in Hunterdon County. A tornado warning was issued for Mercer and Monmouth counties–Trenton and Upper Freehold–later Wednesday early evening.

An EF1 tornado was confirmed in Sussex County yesterday, according to the National Weather Service.