Winter storm warning issued for region

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Environment Canada is warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are expected in the region, with snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 centimetres expected overnight.

A deepening low-pressure system will track up the Eastern seaboard tonight and continue to intensity Friday as it moves across Southern New Brunswick to lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence by the evening.

Snow from this system has reached Southern New Brunswick but will change to rain over southern regions overnight. Several hours of ice pellets or freezing rain are expected.

Strengthening winds will give gusts up to 90 km/h over eastern regions overnight, resulting in blowing snow and reduced visibilities.

Over the Fundy coast only 15 centimetres of snow is forecast, but rainfall amounts of 30-40 millimetres are expected.

Also, strong winds over the Gulf of St Lawrence, combined with higher than normal water levels may push pack ice into the shoreline from the Bay of Chaleur southward to Western Northumberland Strait late in the day Friday.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Southern New Brunswick, Bay of Chaleur, Western Northumberland Strait

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