WESTFIELD, NJ — 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.”

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.