EDISON - A tornado watch has been issued for all of New Jersey until 7 p.m.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio says heavy rain and gusty winds associated with a cold front are pushing through the area. Gregorio says lightning, hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible.

A wind advisory is in effect from noon until midnight. Gregorio says southerly winds of 15 to 25 mph could pack gusts up to 45 mph. A coastal flood advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. along the Delaware River.

The wet weather is expected to continue through the overnight hours, but is expected to clear out by tomorrow afternoon.