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Bergen County Under Tornado Watch Tuesday

Wind advisory also in effect; Gusts up to 50 mph possible

A tornado watch has been issued in Bergen County for the second time in less than two weeks. According to the National Weather Service, Bergen and surrounding counties in nothern NJ and NY are under the watch until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Showers and thunderstorms are predicted to continue throughout Bergen and surrounding counties through Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS issued a wind advisory for Western Bergen County from noon to midnight Tuesday. It is predicting strong and gusty winds of 15 to 25 mph, with some gusts as high as 50 mph.

There is also a hazardous weather outlook in effect for the area with heavy rainfall, flash flooding and isolated tornados possible, the NWS said.

The National Weather forecast over the next few days

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 75. South wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 61. South wind 11 to 18 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Wednesday: A chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North wind around 6 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

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