WESTFIELD, NJ — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for the area until 2:30 p.m.

The storm may bring with it quarter-size hail and wind gusts of up to 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

“For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building,” the weather service warned. “Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud-to-ground lightning is occurring with these storms.”

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Lightening is one of “nature’s leading killers,” the weather service reminded people.

“Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning,” it said.

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