SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A wind advisory is in effect for the area from 2 p.m. Wednesday until 2 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service announced.

Winds of 20 mph to 30 mph are expected, with gusts of up to 50 mph, the weather service advised. Areas of New Jersey affected are Eastern Bergen; Eastern Essex; Eastern Passaic; Eastern Union; Hudson; Western Bergen; Western Essex; Western Passaic; and Western Union.

The weather service recommended securing outdoor objects and using caution while driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle. “Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result,” said the advisory.

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