NEW YORK (PIX11) — It was a wild start to Thursday as strong thunderstorms rocked the Tri-State Region early in the morning. There was even a tornado that briefly touched down in Camden County in South Jersey. While it only lasted for 2 minutes it was an EF-1 tornado with winds of 90 mph.
Several trees were uprooted and a few houses were damaged as a result of the tornado in Gloucester Township, New Jersey at around 5 a.m. Thursday morning. No injuries were reported from the tornado that tracked for 0.26 miles.
As for Thursday night, it will be much quieter around here. Clouds will clear out and winds will diminish into the night. Temperatures will drop into the lower 60s.
The week will end on a pleasant note. It will be mostly sunny with temperatures climbing to the lower 80s on Friday.
Saturday is looking much better compared to earlier forecasts during the week. It looks like the shower and thunderstorms looks to be more scattered about in the afternoon. Previously, the forecast models were indicating that the day will feature a good deal amount of rain along with some thunderstorms. Since the storm threat has decreased, there will a fair amount of sunshine and temperatures will top out in the upper 70s.
On the other end of the spectrum, it now looks Sunday looks to be unsettled especially during the latter part of the day as a cold front approaches from the north and west. Still, much of the day looks okay with a mix of sun and clouds. Highs will be in the mid 70s.
The front will linger around keeping the risk of showers around heading into Monday morning. Conditions should then improve during the latter part of the day with some sunshine. Temperatures will be in the lower 80s.