New Brunswick weather: A sunny but cold start to the week
Expect slippery sidewalks and roads with temperatures remaining below normal on Monday and Tuesday
The low pressure system that brought double digit temperatures and up to 20 mm of rain and freezing rain Sunday has moved on, bringing in northwest winds and much cooler temperatures.
CBC meteorologist Brennan Allen expects those winds to persist today with temperatures remaining several degrees below normal.
"Caution should be exercised on roads and sidewalks where standing water and slush is now ice," Allen warned.
On Tuesday mostly sunny skies are expected and temperatures will continue to be several degrees below normal until late in the evening when winds will increase out of the southwest.
"Overall, the week looks a lot less active than last," said Allen.
The cold temperatures, following rain on Sunday, have made for slippery driving conditions in parts of the province.
Mike Walker, the manager of roads and streets in Fredericton, said the main roads in the capital city are "decent."
"Our local streets, which are the subdivision streets, are very icy," Walker said.
"You will want to give yourself extra time."
Walker said people walking on those streets, or sidewalks, should also be very careful because of ice build up.
Felicia Murphy, the communications co-ordinator for Brun-Way Highways Operations, which manages the Trans-Canada Highway from Longs Creek to the Quebec border, said driving conditions north of Woodstock are snow covered, slushy and slippery.
She said the highway from Woodstock to Longs Creek is mainly bare.
New Brunswick forecast
Northern New Brunswick
Today: It will be sunny with winds from the west at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h this morning and a high near –17 C.
Tonight: Clear skies and a low near –24 C.
Tuesday: Expect a mostly sunny day with increasing clouds in the afternoon and a high near –9 C.
Fredericton and area
Today: It will be sunny with winds from the west at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h this morning and a high near –13 C.
Tonight: Clear with a low near –20 C.
Tuesday: Skies will be mostly sunny with a high near –7 C.
Southern New Brunswick
Today: Sunny with a chance of flurries in the morning. Winds will be from the west at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h in the morning with a high near –11 C.
Tonight: Clear skies with a low near –19 C.
Tuesday: It will mostly sunny with a high near –2 C in the southwest and –6 C in the southeast.