Heavy rain and strong winds across New Brunswick Saturday

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for most of New Brunswick.

The weather agency says heavy rains have battered the province, with total rainfall amounts ranging from 25 mm in the northeast to between 40 and 60 mm in the southwest.

Forecasters say more rain is coming today, with an additonal 15 to 30 mm in the northeast and 30 to 40 mm in the south expected by this evening.

There are also wind warnings issued for the Acadian Peninsula and Tantramar Marsh areas, with forecasters calling for wind gusts expected to reach speeds of 100 km/h

Environment Canada warns heavy downpours can cause flash foods and water pooling on roads, while high winds can cause damage to buildings.

The follwing areas are under a Rainfall Warning:
- Acadian Peninsula
- Bathurst and Chaleur Region
- Fredericton and Southern York County
- Fundy National Park
- Grand Lake and Queens County
- Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County
- Kent County
- Kouchibouguac National Park
- Miramichi and area
- Mount Carleton - Renous Highway
- Oromocto and Sunbury County
- Saint John and County
- St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County
- Stanley - Doaktown - Blackville Area
- Sussex - Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County
- Woodstock and Carleton County

A wind warning has been issued for the following regions:
- Acadian Peninsula
- Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick