The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Avalon and surrounding areas. The Watch is in effect on Monday, April 13th, until 6:00pm. A High Wind Warning continues for the community.
Strong winds continue to impact our region due to a storm system, and a cold front moving through our region later today. The front may spark some heavy thunderstorms, strong gusty winds, and heavy rainfall. If you see lightning or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately. Never drive on a street that is flooded.
Remember, the Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of a tornado. A Warning means a tornado is imminent. Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updated information. If you experience a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric’s outage line at 1-800-833-7476.
Here is the text of the High Wind Warning updated late Monday morning by the National Weather Service:
High Wind Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...South winds 25 to 40 mph with 60 to 70 mph gusts expected. * WHERE...In New Jersey, Coastal Ocean, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Cape May, Eastern Monmouth, Western Monmouth, Atlantic, Southeastern Burlington and Ocean. In Delaware, Delaware Beaches. * WHEN...Through 7 PM EDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds are forecast to occur from late morning into the afternoon. Thunderstorms are possible on Monday that could result in even stronger wind gusts. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.