Environment Canada has upgraded its special weather statement to a weather warning for Southeast New Brunswick, with 15-20 cm of snow expected this afternoon and this evening.
A low-pressure system passing south of Nova Scotia will continue to track northeastward today, according to the statement. Snow over the province will taper off tonight as the low moves away. Strong northeast winds will cause reduced visibility in blowing snow over exposed areas.
Additionally, higher than normal water levels are expected along the Northumberland Strait later today at high tide and may lead to ice rafting.
Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.
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.