New Brunswick weather: More snow on the way for south

Another winter storm is expected to sweep across the Maritimes on Wednesday night and Thursday.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Moncton, Saint John and Fundy coast

Another winter storm is expected to sweep across the Maritimes starting on Wednesday night, according to Peter Coade, a CBC meteorologist.

Coade said the latest storm is now forming over the Great Lakes and will swing into the region bringing snow and milder temperatures.

"This feature will virtually stall over the region as another nor’easter develops off the American seaboard ... and moves in our direction to cross over eastern Nova Scotia Thursday night into Friday morning  pretty much the same track as our most recent storm," Coade said.

The approaching storms has prompted Environment Canada to issue a winter storm warning. The weather agency says snow will spread across New Brunswick on Wednesday night in advance of the system which will intensify on Thursday morning.

The Fredericton region has another winter storm watch in effect, according to Environment Canada. (CBC)
"The winds will be up from the north late Thursday afternoon and combined with the snow will give blowing snow resulting in poor visibilities," said the statement.

Conditions are expected to improve overnight Thursday and into Friday morning.

"Temperatures will be above the normal on Thursday due to the storm and its southerly wind but turn colder in its wake on Friday," said Coade.

That will bring more snow to southern New Brunswick which has already received its normal winter snowfall for the winter.

In Moncton, a normal winter brings 205.2 centimetres of snow but the city has received 201 cm since January.

Saint John has already beat its normal winter snow total of 162.6 cm with 166 cm received since January.

Fredericton may receive 25 cm of snow

For the Fredericton region, there is a winter storm watch in effect.

Light snow will develop on Wednesday afternoon with highs near –6 C, feeling near –12 with the wind chill.

The Fredericton region will receive roughly 10 cm of snow with a low of -10 C on Wednesday night.

More snow is on the way on Wednesday night and Thursday for the southern half of New Brunswick with as much as 25 cm in the forecast. (Catherine Harrop/CBC)
Meanwhile, another 15 cm of snow will hit the Fredericton region on Thursday, along with winds gusting to 50 km/h.

In southern New Brunswick, there is a winter storm warning in effect with snow developing Wednesday afternoon.

Highs on Wednesday will reach –4 C but it will feel near –11 with the wind chill.

Coade said Sussex and west will receive roughly 10 cm of snow overnight, while the east will receive about five centimetres with five millimetres of rain along the coast.

Thursday will be windy with snow, heavy at times, and blowing snow bringing about 20 cm of snow. The high will get up to 0 C.

In northern New Brunswick, scattered flurries will develop on Wednesday afternoon with a high temperature of –8 C, feeling near –15 with the wind.

Roughly five cm of snow is expected overnight with a further 10 cm on Thursday.

Coade said it looks like the weekend will be fair but cold.


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