Severe thunderstorm warning for parts of NY, NJ

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NEW JERSEY — A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for parts of New York and New Jersey Tuesday as storms roll through the region, the National Weather Service said.

The latest warning covers northeastern Bergen County in New Jersey and southern Westchester County and Rockland County in New York until 3 p.m., the agency said.

Previously, New Jersey's Hudson County, northeastern Union County and southeastern Essex County were under a severe thunderstorm warning. That expired at 2 p.m., the agency said.

South central Union County remains under a flash flood warning until 5 p.m.

The storm is forecast to bring powerful wind gusts up to 60 mph and flash flooding from torrential rainfall.

Meanwhile, most of northern New Jersey is under an excessive heat warning until 9 p.m. as heat indices are forecast to reach a scorching 106. The rest of the tri-state is under a heat advisory until 9 p.m. for heat indices up to 102.

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