A tornado watch has been issued by the National Weather Service through 7 p.m. Monday.
Cape May County is among the areas in New Jersey under the tornado watch, according to a weather alert issued by the Sea Isle City Police Department.
Dangerous wind gusts up to 70 mph are beginning to occur across Delaware and Maryland. Strong winds will continue to move northward through the day and could result in power outages, the National Weather Service says.
A first round of showers and storms will be followed by a lull in the precipitation, but damaging winds are expected to continue. Another bout of showers and thunderstorms is expected from midday through the afternoon.
For the latest forecast, visit www.weather.gov/phi.