Northern New Brunswick can expect a light blanket of snow to cover the region on Monday, according to CBC meteorologist Peter Coade.

Many northern communities may receive about five centimetres of snow on Monday morning.

"With temperatures climbing a bit by mid-day, when the trough reaches central communities, the flurries could change to a few showers," Coade said.

"This feature will also give some showers or flurries to the rest of the region by this afternoon before clearing the area tonight."

The rest of the week is expected to alternate between sun and a few flurries.

On Tuesday, a ridge of high pressure will move across the Maritimes bring sun and afternoon temperatures on the mild side of normal.

On Wednesday, another trough of low pressure will spread some snow or showers across the area, while another warm front on its heels will bring milder air into the area again Thursday.

"Afternoon temperatures on Thursday — although mostly cloudy — will likely reach into the low double digits in many communities," said Coade.

He said expect to end the week on a white night with some snow expected Friday.

Monday's forecast

Fredericton area

Monday morning: The Fredericton area will become cloudy with a few flurries or showers developing in the afternoon, with the wind south 20 gusting to 40 km/h by noon and a high near 2 C.

Monday night: The area will be cloudy with a few flurries ending on Monday evening, then becoming mainly clear with winds diminishing, and a low between –8 C and –6 C.

Northern New Brunswick

Monday morning: Northern communities will be cloudy, or become cloudy with a few flurries developing in the morning.

Snowfall or between 2 and 3 cms, with wind becoming south 15 to 20 km/h before noon and a high near 0 C.

Monday night: Northern communities will be cloudy with scattered flurries ending in the evening and then becoming mainly clear with a low between –6 C and –8 C.

Southern New Brunswick

Monday morning: It will cloud over Monday in southern New Brunswick and become windy with a few showers or flurries developing in the afternoon, with winds becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 km/h before noon.

The high will be between 2 C and 4 C.

Monday night: It will be cloudy with a few flurries ending in the evening, then becoming mainly clear. The wind will be southwest 20 gusting to 40 km/h, diminishing to light this evening.

The low will be between –6 C and –4 C.