The National Weather Service in Mt. Holly has issued a tornado warning that is in effect until 7:45 p.m. Saturday, April 1 for portions of Mercer County in New Jersey and Buck County in Pennsylvania. A tornado watch was upgraded to a tornado warning at about 6:45 p.m.
Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. A tornado warning means there is potential imminent danger. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. When a tornado warning is issued, the National Weather Service recommends taking immediate action and moving to the lowest floor of a sturdy building and avoiding windows.
A severe thunderstorm warning has also been issued for the Princeton region. The warning is in effect until 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1.
Wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour are possible, as is hail. Tree damage and downed power lines are possible.
A wind advisory is in effect until 2 a.m. on Sunday, April 2.
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