CRANFORD — Drivers should beware of windy weather forecast for Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

A wind advisory in effect from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday predicts 20 to 30 mph winds with gusts of up to 50 mph, the Weather Service said.

“Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle,” the Weather Service statement said. “Secure outdoor objects.”

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The Weather Service issues an advisory when weather “may cause significant inconvenience” and could lead to situations that “may threaten life and/or property” when caution is not exercised.

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