(WNBC) – The storm system that spawned deadly tornadoes in the Midwest, triggering up to 52 twisters Monday across eight states, has delivered severe weather to the tri-state area Tuesday. The National Weather Service extended a tornado warning for Staten Island and multiple areas around New Jersey — including Newark, Elizabeth and the Oranges — until 10:15 p.m. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the other parts New York City and the surrounding counties in New Jersey, as well as Fairfield

County in Connecticut. The Poconos and Pike County, Pennsylvania, also had a tornado warning earlier Tuesday night. Officials confirmed a large and dangerous tornado was spotted in the area around Scranton. A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes. A warning is issued when radar indicates conditions that would make a tornado likely, or one has been spotted, according to the National Weather Service. READ MORE

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