Tree crashes down on Glen Rock home during storm.
A tree crashed down on a Glen Rock home during Tuesday night’s storm that brought heavy rain and winds to North Jersey. July 6, 2021.
Boyd A. Loving, Special to NorthJersey.com
New Jersey remained under a severe thunderstorm watch throughout the state and residents were warned of potential flash floods into Sunday morning as severe weather barreled through the area.
The National Weather Service placed all 21 New Jersey counties on a thunderstorm watch that will continue until 11 p.m. Saturday. Tornado warnings were issued for a time near Woodbridge, Flemington and Staten Island earlier in the day, as flooding and wind gusts caused delays at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Fourteen counties, including Sussex, Warren and Morris, are also under a flash flood watch through 2 a.m. Sunday that also covered parts of eastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware.
In Woodbridge, the Weather Service said it issued its tornado warning after an ominous funnel cloud formed, although the agency said it did not appear to have touched down.
Thunderstorms are expected to bring rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches in a short amount of time, and some areas may see as much as 3 to 5 inches, according to the NWS website.
Parts of New Jersey have already been affected by significant rainfall. Newark Airport announced on Twitter that the weather has caused flight disruptions, and flooding has led to the bus delays and the closure of a parking lot.
Amber Greene, a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the airport is prepared for “significant” delays due to the storm throughout the evening. She encouraged anyone with a scheduled flight to check with their airline to ensure that there have not been any delays or cancellations.
A separate storm passed through much of Sussex County Friday afternoon. Ken Koenitzer, a volunteer weather observer, reported more than 3 inches of rain in Wantage, while another reading in Vernon showed a wind gust of 64 mph from the storm.