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NEW YORK — A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Connecticut and New York as a summertime storm moves into the region, according to the National Weather Service.

The advisory applies to central Fairfield County in southern Connecticut and northern Westchester County in southeastern New York, the agency said. It’s set to last until 4:45 p.m.

The weather agency warns of 60-mph wind gusts capable of damaging roofs, siding and trees. Torrential rainfall is possible, as well, and may lead to flash flooding.

Anyone who finds themselves in the midst of the storm is urged to seek protection in an interior room on the lowest floor of their building, or pull over their car and wait until the storm passes.

A flash flood watch was issued earlier Thursday and is set to last through the afternoon for parts of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, the NWS said.