Heavy rain coming to parts of New Brunswick

Parts of Southern and Eastern New Brunswick are under a Special Weather Statement.

Environment Canada issued the weather advisory shortly before 5:00 a.m. today.

Forecasters are calling for two weather systems to track across the province starting tomorrow and continuing into Saturday.

The agency says rainfall amounts could top 50 mm in the affected areas, though they caution there is the potential for total rain to be closer to 80 mm.

Environment Canada says rainfall warnings will likely be issued as the weather system gets closer and the complete details are known.

The areas covered by the Special Weather Statement are:

- 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
- Stanley - Doaktown - Blackville Area
- Sussex - Kennebecasis Vally and Kings County
- Woodstock and Carleton County

The full text of the statement can be found online.