NWS: No tornado last night in Burlington County

The National Weather Service has determined last night’s damage in Burlington County was the result of straight line winds and not a tornado.

The severe thunderstorm swept through Burlington County in New Jersey from near Medford to Southampton between 8:15-8:30 p.m. and downed trees and power lines. The NWS in a statement released at 10 a.m. indicating that the damage is consistent with 60-70 mph winds and not a tornado. 

More than 2,000 customers are waiting to get their electricity back after a line of storms on Monday downed trees and power lines.

The National Weather Service is predicting showers and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening ahead of a cold front.

Just like Monday, forecasters say 1 to 3 inches of rain may fall in a brief period. That could cause streams and creeks to rise quickly.

A flash flood watch is in effect for many parts of the state.

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