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UPDATE: Tornado Watch Issued

Showers and thunderstorms likely to last through Wednesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for the entire state, including Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The watch is in effect until 7 p.m. tonight

After a beautiful start to the week, NWS is predicting plenty of wet weather for the next few days. 

Starting from Monday night into Tuesday, there is at least a 40 percent chance of scattered showers before the bulk of the storm is scheduled to arrive in our area.

The NWS predicts the showers could develop into thunderstorms after 2 p.m., which could bring "gusty winds and heavy rain." With temperatures in the 80s and wind getting as high as 26 MPH, it should make for an interesting day on the roads.

Wind gusts could also get up to 43 mph over the course of the day. 

The rain is expected to last through Tuesday night, with the strong winds winding down by Wednesday, while the showers are likely to continue. The temperature will also start to lower on Wednesday with a high around 71 predicted for the day. 

Once this storm passes, the rest of the week should be nice again, with sunny weather and highs in the 70s until at least Friday.

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