Tornado watch issued for northern New Jersey, Hudson Valley through midnight

Bergen County — Tornado Watch continues to be in effect for all of northern New Jersey, parts of the Hudson Valley, and western Connecticut through midnight, according to the National Weather service.

Any thunderstorm is capable of producing damaging winds, large and even a tornado, weather officials say.

Authorities advise that residents seek shelter indoors during any issued severe thunderstorm or Tornado Warning.

In the event of a Tornado Warning, the best place to be is in the basement or an interior room away from any windows while being covered with something like a blanket, officials said.

Weather officials said these storms are also producing lots of dangerous lightning and torrential downpours, which can lead to flash flooding on area roadways and low lying areas.

The storms should taper off after midnight with skies clearing out by daybreak on Wednesday morning.