Tornado watch in effect for NJ until 4 p.m., isolated power outages reported in the Princeton area (11 a.m. update)

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a tornado watch for New Jersey until 4 p.m.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued a state of emergency for all 21 counties that went into effect at 5 a.m. Tuesday. State offices are closed. A tropical storm warning is in effect until midnight.

Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall in North Carolina Monday evening as a hurricane and was downgraded to a tropical storm. Winds of 40 to 50 miles per hour with gusts up to 65 miles per hour are possible.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm had led to tornadoes in North Carolina and Virginia. The potential for isolated tornadoes exists in New Jersey.

Heavy rain and the potential for flash floods are possible in the Princeton region. The storm has shifted west of the predicted track and impacts will be greater in Pennsylvania.

Hunterdon, Warren, and Sussex counties are expected to receive more than 4 inches of rain.

As of 11 a.m., about five properties in Princeton near the intersection of Witherspoon Street and Franklin Avenue were without power, according to PSE&G. In Lawrence, about 40 homes on Gordon Avenue are without power.

If you lose power and you are a PSE&G customer, Text OUT to 4PSEG (47734), report it online, report the outage through Amazon’s Alexa, through the PSE&G app or call 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).

In Titusville, a handful of residents in the Maddock Road area are without power, according to JCP&L.

If you lose power and you are a JCP&L customer, call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).