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Tornado confirmed in Mount Laurel as severe storms sweep across


Severe storms swept across parts of New Jersey Saturday, packing gusty winds, hail, lightning and downpours and spawning at least one letter tornado

The National Weather Service confirms that a land spout touched down this afternoon in Mount Laurel, located in Burlington County. It said the tornado had estimated peak winds of 70 mph and a path length of 0.07 miles.

The National Weather Service says the tornado moved across a parking lot, overturning a car, then causing damage to a building and tore two air conditioning units off of its roof. It says no injuries or fatalities were reported

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2 Meteorologist Michelle Powers says it was a land spout tornado, meaning the while the thunderstorm cloud was still growing and the spinning originated near the ground. ] The Mount Laurel Fire Department posted video on its Facebook page that appeared to show a funnel cloud.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of New Jersey through 4:45 p.m. The warnings, which covered parts of Hunterdon, Gloucester, Camden and Salem counties, have since expired. Another tornado warning issued for part of New Jersey through 8:30 pm for parts of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.

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for parts of Somerset, Atlantic, Monmouth, Ocean, Camden, Cape May, Salem, Gloucester and Burlington counties. Flash flood warnings and flood advisories were issued earlier due to heavy downpours associated with today's storms.

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In the wake of Saturday's storms, conditions overnight saw periods of rain, drizzle and fog with temperatures near 74 degrees

For Sunday, morning clouds will clear up with lots of sunshine later. Highs will be around 86 degrees

And for Monday it will be sunny and warm with highs in the mid-80s.

Stay with News 12 for the latest weather information.

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