Delaware, portions of East Coast under tornado watch Wednesday

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for parts of Delaware and the southern East Coast on Wednesday, while South Jersey still sees rain and potential thunderstorms.

There are currently no active tornado warnings or watches in South Jersey. If one is issued for Wednesday’s storm, we’ll update this story.

The watch is in effect for Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware, with the tip of the affected tornado watch area just narrowly missing the southernmost point of New Jersey.

Struggle to remember the difference between a watch and a warning? We explain the two below , but a warning generally means the weather concern has or is happening. A watch means you should be on alert for the event to potentially happen.

The region’s rainy, windy weather persisted throughout Wednesday morning, following an on and off series of precipitation that started Monday and may develop into rougher storms later in the week.

Other tornado watches and warnings

Wednesday afternoon, the NWS issued watches just south of New Jersey, warning threats of possible tornadoes, isolated hail and scattered wind gusts up to 75 mph.

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