WEATHER: Tornado touches down in NJ, another thunderstorm Thursday, less humid Friday and weekend

David Caplan
August 07, 2019 - 7:15 pm



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- While Wednesday proved to be a bit dramatic on the weather front -- aside from thunderstorms and flash flooding, a tornado briefly touched down in New Jersey -- things will calm down a bit toward the end of the week, but not before one more thunderstorms passes through the city Thursday.

But first, that tornado: According to the National Weather Service, it had estimated winds of 70 mph, and touched down briefly around 2:47 p.m. near Springfield Avenue and Route 22 in the northern New Jersey town of Springfield.

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Another dramatic image? Lightning struck One World Trade Center Wednesday afternoon, as the photo below depicts.


Jessica Clarke

Now for the weather forecast: Thursday will be partly sunny, warm and humid; a thunderstorm moving through the area later in the afternoon and evening. High 86, but AccuWeather RealFeels reach the mid 90s.

Later Thursday night it will turn clear. Low 70.

Friday will be mostly sunny, warm with lowering humidity. High 85.

And Saturday and Sunday will be mostly sunny, nice. High both days 83.

Expect dry weather and seasonable temperatures Monday and Tuesday.

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