Updated at 8:30 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ – A flash flood warning issued at 6:15 p.m. Thursday expired at 8:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other low lying spots, the Weather Service said.

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“Up to one inch of rain has already fallen, with rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour,” the Weather Service Warning stated. “Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.”

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