Rainfall Warnings issued for coastal areas

Environment Canada says Rainfall Warnings are now in effect for areas along the Bay of Fundy.

Forecasters say periods of heavy rain will begin later on Friday and dump anywhere from 50 to 80 mm of rain by Saturday night.

The warning also calls for what Environment Canada calls "very strong westerly winds" for Saturday night and Sunday, saying a Wind Warning may be required.

The Rainfall Warning covers the following areas:
- Fundy National Park
- Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County
- Saint John and County
- St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County
- Sussex - Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County

The Special Weather Statement issued yesterday was updated this morning and calls for two storm systems to come through the province over the next two days.

Environment Canada says there is the potential for these areas to experience up to 50 mm of rain, starting Friday during the day and continuing into Saturday.

Forecasters say there is also the potential for very strong winds in areas, and a Wind Warning may be required.

The Special Weather Statement covers the following areas:
- Acadian Peninsula
- Bathurst and Chaleur Region
- Campbellton and Restigouche County
- Fredericton and Southern York County
- Grand Lake and Queens County
- Kent County
- Kouchibouguac National Park
- Miramichi and area
- Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick
- Oromocto and Sunbury County
- Stanley - Doaktown - Blackville Area
- Woodstock and Carleton County