Severe weather has taken a serious turn tonight, with damage in several local areas including in Stanhope. At 8:30 p.m. today a thunderstorm severe enough to be capable of producing a tornado was located over Netcong, south of Newton. The National Weather Service advises that those in the immediate area as the storm progresses should take shelter from high winds which may cause flying debris. Meteorologists have spotted the beginnings of rotation in some areas. The storms are moving quickly through New Jersey, toward New York.Below is a statement from the National Weather Service.The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a* Severe Thunderstorm Warning forMorris County in northern New Jersey.Southern Sussex County in northwestern New Jersey.Northern Warren County in northwestern New Jersey.Northeastern Somerset County in northern New Jersey.* Until 945 p.m.* At 8:43 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located overAllamuchy-Panther Valley, or 8 miles southwest of Newton, movingsoutheast at 45 mph.HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail.SOURCE...Radar indicated.IMPACT...Minor damage to vehicles is possible. Wind damage toroofs, siding, trees, and power lines is possible.* Locations impacted include...Morristown, Newton, Dover, Madison, Hopatcong, Florham Park, EastHanover, Lincoln Park, Kinnelon, Hackettstown, Chatham, Boonton,Butler, Wharton, Rockaway, Blairstown, Morris Plains, MountArlington, Franklin and Mendham.HAIL...1.25 inchesWIND...60-m.p.h.