A tornado watch has been issued for many cities in the state of New Jersey on Monday until 7 p.m. EST.

Severe storms have been hitting the Garden State all through Monday, bringing high winds up to over 45 MPH. These strong winds could possibly stir up some tornadoes, according to AccuWeather.

While these types of natural disasters are fairly uncommon, the state does see about two tornadoes, annually, according to Sarah Johnson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Mt. Holly office.

There have already been two tornadoes in New Jersey in 2020, which both happened in August. Tropical Storm Isaias brought two that hit Cape May County and Ocean County, bringing winds over 100 MPH.

As of this writing, no tornadoes have yet formed on Monday, but the severe weather has already caused over 1,000 power outages throughout New Jersey.

The Jersey Shore is also under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. EST because of the wind gusts that can reach up to 65 MPH, the NWS reports.

The tornado watch is currently active in 13 counties in the state including, Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem and Somerset.

Other cities and states that are at risk and experiencing this extreme weather include Baltimore; Dover, Delaware; Annapolis, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia and Wilmington, North Carolina.

Thunderstorms and hazardous weather could continue into Monday night as well. Those in areas that have a warning should take cover and stay indoors.

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A tornado is seen in Cisco, Texas in this handout photo provided by Brian Khoury taken May 9, 2015. A tornado killed one person in a rural part of north Texas on Saturday and destroyed at least two houses, a local emergency official said, just days after a series of twisters tore through several Great Plains states. Reuters/Brian Khoury/Handout via Reuters