Joe's 7 Day Forecast
Tropical Storm Force winds may enter Cape May midday
An area of enhanced convection to the north of the eye of Hurricane Dorian brought tropical storm force winds. A wind gauge in Lewes, Delaware, only a ferry's ride away from Cape May, had sustained winds of 39 mph at 11 a.m., tropical storm force.
Following the satellite trends, this is headed for Cape May county and should be there by midday. There's no guarantee of it, but it'll be watched for. Over 39 mph sustained winds, emergency crew cannot rescue people.
WATCH Meteorologist Joe Martucci talks Tuesday's severe weather risk
Watch Meteorologist Joe Martucci explain what you need to know about the severe weather threat and flooding potential on Facebook Live 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
EVENING WEATHER: Soak in the last of the comfortable weather tonight, Meteorologist Joe Martucci says. Severe weather threatens tomorrow, with weak tornadoes a possibility. Joe has the timing and details.
Martucci believes that Tuesday will be an all or nothing event. If scattered showers and storms pass through, with cloud cover, the severe weather threat will be near zero. The potential for a severe outbreak arrives in a vice-versa scenario. Showers and storms will begin between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The main line of storms will pass 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Localized 4 inch rainfall amounts will be the maximum potential, though most will be well under this.
The Storm Prediction Center, a government agency in Oklahoma, has South Jersey in a level 3 of 5 risk for severe weather. The translates to "numerous severe storms possible".
New Jersey has a late addition to the tornado count in this active severe weather year. The National Weather Service on Saturday confirmed that a weak tornado struck Millville last Wednesday, and more can come this Tuesday.
Eight tornadoes have spawned in New Jersey, that's tied for the third most since record started in 1951.