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Tornado Watch in Effect Until 7pm Friday for Ocean County

Storms moving into the Jersey Shore region, May 20, 2022. (Credit: NWS)

Storms moving into the Jersey Shore region, May 20, 2022. (Credit: NWS)

A tornado watch has been issued for Ocean County until 7 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced. There is also a dense fog advisory in effect until 10 p.m.

The tornado watch was issued in connection with two lines of storms that were approaching the region from the west. The watch area as a whole includes 13 counties in New Jersey, as well as some in neighboring states. In Ocean County, a storm was expected to move through around 5 p.m.


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A dense fog advisory was in effect until 10 p.m. Friday. Dense fog will reduce the visibility to 1 mile or less, the NWS said, which will make conditions difficult on the water as well as for drivers in coastal areas.


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