NEW JERSEY — A severe thunderstorm warning was issued in parts of New Jersey on Wednesday afternoon.
The warning was issued for Central Hunterdon County and Southwestern Warren County in northwestern New Jersey.
The National Weather Center warned people and animals outdoors could be injured as ping pong ball size hail and 70 mph wind gusts are expected.
Expect hail to damage roofs, siding, windows and vehicles. The storm could cause considerable tree damage.
Towns impacted include Bethlehem, Quakertown, Perkasie, Doylestown, Byram, Souderton, Bedminster, Hellertown, Flemington, Chalfont, Tinicum, Clinton, New Hope, Dublin, Ferndale, Frenchtown, Lebanon, Milford, Riegelsville and Stockton.
A tornado watch is also in effect until 8 p.m. for northwestern New Jersey and eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania. Severe thunderstorms can quickly form tornados.