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Tornado Watch Issued Until 9pm Thursday

A radar image recorded 2:45 p.m., July 29, 2021. (Credit: NWS/HD Radar)

A radar image recorded 2:45 p.m., July 29, 2021. (Credit: NWS/HD Radar)

A wide line of severe thunderstorms currently in Pennsylvania will move east into the Shore area over the course of the late afternoon Thursday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a tornado watch for Ocean County.

According to the NWS forecast, showers and thunderstorms will gradually move in after 3 p.m. and will remain a threat until about 1 a.m. The tornado watch itself runs until 9 p.m.

“Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain,” the NWS forecast said.


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The storm is predicted to bring in about an inch of rain, though local rainfall amounts could total about 3 inches if a particularly severe storm passes through. A tornado watch is issued when meteorological conditions “are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes.:


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