UPDATE: Tornado Warning Issued for Area
Showers and thunderstorms likely to last through Wednesday
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for the entire state, including Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The watch is in effect until 7 p.m. tonight.
Starting from Monday night into Tuesday morning there is at least a 40 percent chance of scattered showers before the bulk of the storm is scheduled to arrive in our area.
The NWS predicts the showers could develop into thunderstorms after 2 p.m. which could bring "gusty winds and heavy rain." With temperatures in the 80's and wind getting as high as 26 MPH it should make for an interesting day on the roads. Wind gusts could also get up to 43 MPH over the course of the day. A hazardous weather outlook and wind advisory has been issued for Freehold.
The rain is expected to last through Tuesday night with the strong winds winding down by Wednesday while the showers are likely to continue. The temperature will also start to lower on Wednesday with a high of only around 71 predicted for the day.
Once this storm passes the rest of the week should be nice again with sunny weather and highs in the 70's until at least Friday.