Forecasters confirm NJ tornado as more severe storms approach area

STANHOPE, N.J. — The National Weather Service has found evidence a tornado hit part of New Jersey Tuesday, while the state faces the possibility of more severe weather Wednesday evening.

NWS in Mount Holly says a survey team on Wednesday determined a twister caused storm damage in Stanhope on Tuesday night. The team has yet to determine specifics about its strength and path.

Lenape Valley Regional High School was closed Wednesday after the storm damaged its facade and ripped up a dugout from its athletic field. The town also experienced fallen tree branches and downed power lines.

In southern New Jersey, a waterspout was reported in Fortescue.

Forecasters say severe thunderstorms capable of packing damaging winds and hail are possible Wednesday. Heavy rain could also cause severe flooding.

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