A strengthening southerly wind today across the region will bring some warm temperatures to New Brunswick, says CBC meteorologist Peter Coade.

"This southwest wind will draw some quite mild air across the Maritimes such that even the most northern communities of New Brunswick will get very close to, if not slightly exceed, the melting point," Coade said.

Along with the southwesterly wind will be some showers for southern New Brunswick and flurries in the north.

"As this feature moves through the area on Wednesday, temperatures will start to fall and any showers will change over to flurries, then end by Wednesday evening followed by partial clearing," Coade said.

Coade says a disturbance is expected to bring snow to the region on Friday.

New Brunswick forecast

Northern New Brunswick

Tuesday: It will be cloudy and mild with the chance of flurries this morning, becoming periods of snow this afternoon in the west where five centimetres are expected. In the east snow will be mixed with showers.

Winds will be from the southwest at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h in the east and a high of 2 C.

Tuesday night: Northern communities can expect scattered showers or flurries in the east while the west will see about five centimetres of snow. Winds will be from the southwest at 20 km/h with a low of –2 C.

Wednesday: It will be cloudy with scattered flurries in the morning, becoming mostly clear in the afternoon with the temperature falling to –6 C.

Fredericton and area

Tuesday: It will be mainly cloudy and mild with the chance of a flurry this morning and a few showers this afternoon. Winds will be from the southwest gusting to 40 km/h with a high of 6 C.

Tuesday night: The Fredericton area can expect scattered showers overnight with a low near 2 C.

Wednesday: It will be mostly cloudy with the chance of showers in the morning and flurries in the afternoon. Skies will clear late in the day and the temperature will fall to –2 C by afternoon.

Southern New Brunswick

Tuesday: It will be cloudy, windy and mild today with scattered showers this afternoon and winds from from the southwest gusting to 50 km/h with a high near 6 C.

Tuesday night: Southern communities can expect a few showers this evening and a low of 2 C overnight.

Wednesday: There is a chance of showers in the morning, becoming flurries in the afternoon with southwest winds veering to northwest in the afternoon. Temperatures will fall to 0 C by afternoon.