Winter storm warning issued as province prepares for more snow

As the cleanup continues from Monday's massive winter storm, forecasters are warning of yet another system on the horizon.

Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning Tuesday afternoon for southern New Brunswick, including:

  • Fredericton and Southern York County; 
  • Fundy National Park; 
  • Grand Lake and Queens County; 
  • Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County; 
  • Kent County; 
  • Kouchibouguac National Park; 
  • Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick; 
  • Oromocto and Sunbury County; 
  • Saint John and County; 
  • St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County; and 
  • Sussex - Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County.

Forecasters say a low pressure system developing over the Gulf of Maine will push snow and blowing snow across southern New Brunswick Wednesday night and Thursday.

More than 15 centimetres of snow is expected across southern New Brunswick, with higher amounts over southeastern regions.

Meteorologists say reduced visibilities in blowing snow will be problematic well into the day Thursday.

A special weather statement is in effect for the rest of the province, where forecasters say snowfall amounts near 15 centimetres are possible.