Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties are under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service announced.
A tornado watch means “atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes,” according to the National Weather Service.
Along with the tri-county area, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties are included in the tornado watch in New Jersey. Across the Delaware River, parts of eastern and central Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, also are under the tornado watch.
After hours of heavy rainfall already producing flooding in some areas, the watch adds yet another weather event to the day. Monday’s rainfall already prompted flood warnings in Camden and Gloucester counties. A flood warning means flooding conditions are imminent.
In Haddonfield, Cooper River was measured at 2.7 feet and continuing to rise, the National Weather Service reported. Flooding stage is 2.8 feet.
Rain is expected to continue throughout Monday afternoon, possibly at a rate of 2 inches per hour.
Be safe in hazardous weather—never drive through a flooded roadway or deep puddle, as the water may be deeper than it appears and it takes very little to sweep a car away. Call 911 and stay clear from the area if you spot any downed power lines.
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