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As another hot and humid summer 2020 day wears on in Ocean County, the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for parts of south Jersey, including Ocean County.

Just before 4:00 on Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook that covers a big swath of the area and includes portions of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Tacked onto the Hazardous Weather Outlook was the Tornado Watch that covers 9 southern New Jersey counties; Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem until 10:00 tonight.

Remember that there's a difference between a Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning.

Here's how the National Weather Service defines a Tornado Watch:

A Tornado Watch is issued when severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that they will occur. It only means they are possible.


A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado is imminent. When a tornado warning is issued, seek safe shelter immediately.


WOBM Meteorologist Dan Zarrow earlier outlined the potential for strong to severe storms in the Garden State, especially the southern part of the state.

You can click here to check out Dan's earlier forecast for Thursday, September 3, 2020.

Stay with 92.7 WOBM and the free 92.7 WOBM app to stay up to date with potential severe weather that could impact the Jersey Shore.

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