Around 6:01 p.m., the National Weather Service reported a "large and dangerous tornado" moving southeast at 25 mph toward Trenton, NJ. No damage or injuries have been reported at this time.
If you live near any of the areas under a Tornado Warning, please take cover now.
THIS IS A PATICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION! If you are in the path of this tornado, take shelter now! https://t.co/UOH0DYc1rW— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) July 29, 2021
A Tornado Watch has been issued for Philadelphia and all of the counties in our viewing area across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware until 9 p.m. Thursday, July 29.
Find the full list of counties covered by the tornado watch here.
TORNADO WATCH— Cecily Tynan (@CecilyTynan) July 29, 2021
Stay weather aware this afternoon/evening as conditions are favorable for a tornado or two in our area. In addition damaging wind gusts are also possible with these storms. pic.twitter.com/faLxCpGTgs
TORNADO WATCH VS. WARNING
A Tornado Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a tornado. It doesn't mean severe weather is imminent.
A Tornado Warning is issued when either a tornado has been spotted or a radar has picked one up. If you are in an area with a tornado warning, it's time to act immediately. Get to a safe space such as a storm shelter. If you don't have one, the best option is usually in the basement or the middle of a building, away from windows, preferably in an area with reinforced walls.
STORM ROTATION— Cecily Tynan (@CecilyTynan) July 29, 2021
There is a lot of spin in the atmosphere today and if a t'storm can tap into that it could rotate and produce a tornado. This is why a tornado watch has been issued. Now we wait and see what t'storms can develop. One good thing: lots of cloud cover today. pic.twitter.com/WBrAxTMTV1
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SEVERE STORMS IN THE FORECAST
An AccuWeather Alert is in place for today as strong thunderstorms are expected to move through the region this afternoon through this evening.
The key time frame for severe storms is 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Thunderstorms will be capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. High humidity can fuel drenching downpours.
There is also the threat of hail and isolated tornadoes. If you can't tune into 6ABC make sure you download the 6ABC app to stay up to date on the evolving conditions.
FRIDAY: Behind the front it turns less humid with clouds breaking for sunshine. Winds will shift to the northwest with a refreshing 10-20mph breeze, high 86.
SATURDAY: A beautiful start to the weekend with mostly sunny skies, high 81.
SUNDAY: More clouds than sun with the chance for an afternoon thunderstorm, high 84.
MONDAY: A nice day with partly sunny skies, high 83.
TUESDAY: Clouds mix with sun with a light breeze, high 82.
WEDNESDAY: Intervals of clouds and sun with a thunderstorm possible, high 85.
THURSDAY: Clouds and occasional sun with a shower or thunderstorm possible, high 85.