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Landspout Tornado Confirmed In NJ as Heavy Rain Drenches Parts of Tri-State

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    Tornado Flips Car in NJ

    Surveillance video shows a tornado flipping a car in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. No one was hurt. (Published Saturday, July 6, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Thunderstorms could bring severe weather and flash flooding to the tri-state on Saturday, Storm Team 4 says

    • Occasional gusty winds and lots of lightning are possible. The rain is expected to clear a bit by Sunday morning

    • Sunday will be much less humid, but clouds will linger for most of the day, especially in New York City and areas south of the city

    A landspout tornado touched down in a New Jersey parking lot on Saturday afternoon and flipped over a car, the National Weather Service said.

    The tornado in Mount Laurel Township formed at about 2 p.m. as severe weather and thunderstorms drenched parts of the tri-state. 

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    Latest Forecast From Storm Team 4

    (Published Saturday, July 6, 2019)

    No one was injured by the landspout tornado, which means it forms near the ground while a thunderstorm cloud is still growing. 

    Surveillance video showed it move across a parking lot, overturn a car, then cause minor roof damage to a nearby warehouse. 

    The EF-0 tornado had maximum windspeeds of 70 mph. 

    Tornado Touches Down in NJTornado Touches Down in NJ

    A tornado touches down in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Credit: @klpike/Twitter

    (Published Saturday, July 6, 2019)

    Saturday's rain was expected to end overnight.

    Sunday will be much less humid, but clouds will linger for most of the day, especially in New York City and areas south of the city. A few showers are also possible in southern New Jersey and in the Hamptons, according to Storm Team 4. 

    Sunny skies will return on Monday, and the rest of the week looks dry. 

    A cold front advanced through the tri-state on Saturday afternoon, bringing scattered heavy rain and storms. At times, the rain fell at a rate of more than 3 inches per hour, Storm Team 4 said. .

    See all the weather alerts here. 

    Track the rain with our interactive radar below. 

    The weather caused delays at area airports. At one point, inbound flights at Newark and JFK were delayed more than 5 hours on average, according to FlightAware.com. 

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