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UPDATE: Messy weather for southeast N.B.

By Tara Clow Mar 6, 2024 | 1:12 PM

Rubber boots, umbrellas and snow shovels, you’ll need them all.

Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick is under a freezing rain warning, and winter definitely isn’t over yet.

Environment Canada is forecasting mixed precipitation for Moncton and southeast New Brunswick Wednesday night and Thursday.

Meteorologist Jill Maepea says the latest storm system will move in on Wednesday evening.

“It’ll start out as rain but we are anticipating that rain to change over to freezing rain and ice pellets and eventually to snow by Wednesday night. During the day on Thursday, we should see mostly snow for Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick. Snowfall amounts,  we expect between 15 and 25 centimetres. It’ll be heavy and wet, so we’re expecting the snow to pile up mainly on Thursday.”

There will also be a long transition of freezing rain, but Maepea couldn’t pinpoint exactly when that will happen.

“There’s a little bit of uncertainty as to exactly when the rain will change to freezing rain. That period of freezing rain could last for the higher terrain southwest of Moncton, up to six hours and we could have some icy accumulation on trees,” Maepea says.

She adds there is another system coming for Sunday, but there’s still uncertainty.

“That’s typically the case with any systems in March. This is generally can be a very active month, because we’re also going between seasons between winter and spring. So we’re seeing lots of snow or rain or mix. Definitely something we’re watching for later this weekend.”