All schools in Anglophone East are closed today in the wake of a flash freeze warning being issued by Environment Canada.
“Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly. Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops,” the warning states.
A trough of low pressure will sweep across New Brunswick today to lie east of the province this evening. Most of southern New Brunswick will see periods of rain this morning giving anywhere from 5-10 millimetres. The rain will quickly change to snow late this morning or early this afternoon as the trough passes.
Behind the trough temperatures will quickly drop below the freezing mark, with temperatures expected to remain well below zero tonight and Saturday.
“The combination of rainfall, snowmelt, rapidly dropping temperatures and an additional 5 centimetres of snow will likely cause roads and walking surfaces to become slippery and hazardous late this morning or early this afternoon.
“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.”
Flash freeze warnings are issued when a rapid drop in temperature is expected, that can cause water from rain or melted snow on streets and sidewalks to quickly freeze.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports using #NBStorm.