Tornado touches down in Cape May, NJ as Tropical Storm Isaias moves up East Coast: NWS

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 11:30:19-04

NEW JERSEY — A small tornado touched down in New Jersey Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Isaias moves up the East Coast.

The tornado was seen in Cape May County, the National Weather Service said.

Videos posted on Twitter show what appears to be small tornado spinning outside Ocean City.

Parts of Cape May county and southern New Jersey are under a tornado watch through 12 p.m. Tuesday. A tornado warning also remains in effect for northern New Jersey and parts of New York City until 4 p.m.

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to bring heavy rain and damaging winds to parts of the tri-state region, resulting in likely flooding, storm surges and power outages due to downed trees and power lines.

Winds are expected gradually increase and become strongest between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Winds of 30 to 40 mph. with gusts of 50 to 70 mph. are possible, especially over coastal areas of New Jersey and Long Island.