WESTFIELD, NJ – A flash flood warning is in effect for Union County and surrounding areas, the National Weather Service said on Wednesday.

As of 8:08 p.m., wind gusts of up to 50 mph were anticipated with a severe thunderstorm moving through the region, the Weather Service said.

“Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways,” the Weather Service said.