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Confirmed tornado spotted in NJ as severe storms, flash flooding threaten tri-state

Posted at 9:15 AM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-06 19:19:28-04

NEW YORK — Severe weather threatens the tri-state for the second Saturday in a row, with reports of a tornado in Mount Laurel, NJ.

The tornado was confirmed later in the day.

Someone captured the severe weather in Mount Laurel near the Moorestown Mall and posted it to twitter.

The Mount Laurel Fire Department posted a similar video.

A severe thunderstorm activity has slowed as of early Saturday evening, though that could change as the night continues.

Saturday started off sunny, hot and hazy, with temperatures near 90 degrees, but that will make way for the threat of thunderstorms and heavy rain.

A hazardous weather outlook is issued for parts of southeast New York as isolated, strong to severe storms could come with damaging winds and may cause flooding in certain areas.

A cold front is expected to push through by Saturday night, making Sunday more pleasant and dry.

It may start off cloudy, but humidity and temperatures will drop.

The pleasant and dry conditions continue heading into early next week. Skies will be mostly sunny with highs gradually climbing through the 80s. We may hit 90 by Wednesday, but thunderstorms develop on Thursday keeping us in the low to mid 80s.