The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the entire region until 7 p.m.

The worst of the storms is expected to move through South Jersey between 5 and 9 p.m. tonight. A tornado watch means there is a threat of tornadoes. These storms could also produce heavy downpours and gusty winds.

We urge you all to take the necessary precautions as recommended by Atlantic City Electric.

A wind advisory already is in effect until midnight. Wind speeds will be between 15 mph and 25 mph, and gusts up to 40 mph inland and 50 mph along the coast.

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