Rain, rain go away: Rain and freezing rain in the forecast for New Brunswick

Another wet, and possibly icy system will make its way across New Brunswick, according to Environment Canada.

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements or warnings for the entire province

Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings for all of central and southern New Brunswick with rain, heavy at times, expected Saturday afternoon. (CBC)

Another wet, and possibly icy weather system is making its way across New Brunswick, according to Environment Canada. 

Weather warnings and special weather statements have been issued for the entire province. Earlier in the day, Edmundston and Madawaska County and Campbellton and Restigouche County were expected to escape the worst of the wet, icy weather, but special weather statements calling for freezing rain were issued for these areas on Saturday afternoon. 

Rainfall warnings are in effect for this evening and overnight for Fredericton area, Fundy National Park, Grand Lake and Queens County, Charlotte County, Moncton, Saint John, Sussex and Kings County, and the Kennebecasis Valley.

Snow spread across those areas Saturday morning, and was expected to change to rain during the afternoon. It's expected the rain will then change back over to snow in some areas by early Sunday, according to the forecast. 

In the meantime, some areas could see between 25 and 45 millimetres of rain.

The weather agency says this could lead to flash floods and water pooling on roads. 

Freezing rain could follow 

By Saturday afternoon, Environment Canada had also issued special weather statements and weather warnings calling for freezing rain across the province, with the exception of Charlotte County.  

Freezing rain is expected to begin in south and central New Brunswick Sunday evening, and gradually spread north. 

Central New Brunswick is expected to get the worst of it, where freezing rain could last for much of Sunday evening. It's expected this will change to rain by Monday morning, Environment Canada says. 

In the north, precipitation may be more like freezing drizzle, according to the weather agency.