Environment Canada has issued a wind warning in the Tantramar area for this afternoon, with gusts of 110 km/h expected, accompanied by 15 to 25 millimetres of rain.
The current unseasonably warm weather will stay around for the afternoon, but motorists are being warned that temperatures in the region are expected to drop rapidly this evening, “causing potentially dangerous icy conditions as rain that has accumulated through the day may quickly freeze”, according to the statement from Environment Canada.
Rough pounding surf and large waves are also being forecast along the Bay of Fundy, which will be combined with higher than normal water levels that are expected to peak this afternoon.
Yesterday’s rising temperatures kept emergency services and public works crews busy as freezing rain caused slippery roads and icy sidewalks.
RCMP responded to approximately 26 crashes in southern New Brunswick yesterday morning during a two-hour period. No fatalities were reported in any of the crashes.