Wind, rainfall warnings issued across New Brunswick

Environment Canada is warning of winds gusting to 90 km/h and a risk of flooding with up to 40 millimetres of rain expected in some parts of the province.

Environment Canada is warning of winds gusting to 90 km/h and a risk of flooding with up to 40 mm of rain

Rainfall and wind warnings issued for province. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Environment Canada has issued rainfall and wind warnings for parts of New Brunswick with heavy rain expected to begin Sunday evening into Monday. 

The warning says the rainfall could lead to flooding and the strong winds could cause damage. 

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible with the combined rainfall and melting snow because the water may not be able to be absorbed into the frozen ground, it says.

The total amount of rainfall will be from 25 to 40 millimetres with the heavier amounts along the coastal regions. It's expected cross the province Sunday night and end Monday morning. 

The rainfall warnings were issued for: Fredericton and Southern York, Stanley, Doaktown, Blackville Area, Woodstock and Carleton County, Sussex, Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County, Saint John and County and the Fundy National Park. 

Wind warning

The same trough of low pressure will bring strong winds to other parts of the province.

The winds will increase to strong southeasterlies today with gusts to 90 km/h developing near midnight or overnight.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, could occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage, Environment Canada says. 

The wind warnings are in effect for the Acadian Peninsula, Bathurst and Chaleur region, Kent County, Miramichi and area Grand Manan and coastal Charlotte County, St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County, Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick, Grand Lake and Queens County. 

Sussex, Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County, Saint John and County and the Fundy National Park have been issued both wind and rain warnings. 

Some flurries on Sunday

It will be mainly cloudy with a chance of flurries Sunday afternoon. Showers are expected in the southern part of the province.

Winds will become southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. The temperature is expected to hover around 0 C. 

Snow will begin late Sunday evening and it's expected to change to rain near midnight with fog patches developing.

The rain will become mixed with snow and continue late into Monday afternoon. The fog patches will dissipate Monday morning and high winds are expected to continue into the afternoon. 

By Monday night, it will be cloudy and temperatures will drop to -12 C to -15 C. 


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