Tropical Storm Isaias: Which States Have Tornado Warnings Right Now?

After making landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane, Isaias was reduced to a tropical storm as it continued its path along the East Coast on Tuesday morning. However, there's still a high chance of destruction along the storm's path.

The strong winds, which fell from 85 miles per hour to 70 on Tuesday, are still likely to have damaging effects on some areas along the coast including high chances of tornados. Some parts of states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware have already been given tornado warnings as Tropical Storm Isaias nears them.

Tornado warnings went into effect in New Jersey for residents in southwestern Atlantic County and northeastern Cape May County as well as Ocean City. People living in the Poconos area of Pennsylvania were also issued a tornado warning along with those living in western Massachusetts.

In Delaware, one tornado already touched down in the town of Greenwood, according to the National Weather Service, while several others were observed across the state—meaning, meteorologists detected tornado activity but the weather event didn't strike land—reaching wind speeds as high as 95 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service also confirmed two tornados in Maryland on Tuesday. The first appeared on weather radars at 6:00 a.m. ET near the city of Vienna, while a second was spotted on radar at 7:20 a.m. ET Girdletree heading toward Snow Hill.

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Meanwhile, southern Connecticut was put on tornado watch on Tuesday morning while a tropical storm warning remains in effect for the entire state as the impacts of Isaias are predicted to last until possibly 10 p.m. ET.

According to the National Hurricane Center, areas across southeast Virginia to New Jersey had a high probability of experiencing a tornado during the midday hours.

The Tropical Storm conditions are expected to last throughout Tuesday night into Wednesday, with some areas along the East Cost at risk for flooding and major power outages.

In Delaware, Bill Andrew, president of the Delaware Electric Cooperative, confirmed some 23,400 customers were without power because of the storm winds.

"It's resulting from buildings blowing into our lines. Trees falling into the lines knocking poles down and it's been tornado-like activity and tornado-like damage where it touches down, knocks some trees and then it's gone. Very short period of time, and it's very widespread right at this point in time," Andrew informed local reporters.

Delaware's Delmarva Power said more than 56,000 residents on its grids were without power.

Which States Have Tornado Warnings Right Now
Storm clouds are seen over the city as Hurricane Isaias approaches the east coast of Florida on August 01, 2020, in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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