Snow today and plummeting temperatures tonight for New Brunswick: Environment Canada

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for most areas of the province to kick-off 2019.

The warning, issued around 4:45 a.m. is calling for anywhere between 15 and 20 cm of snow to fall today.

Forecasters say the snow will begin this morning and taper off this afternoon with areas in the south of the province seeing the snow change to rain before it ends.

Along with the snow, the weather agency is advising the temperature will plummet tonight into tomorrow morning thanks to strong northwesterly winds which will bring wind chill values approaching warning levels in the province's northwest tomorrow morning.

Environment Canada is urging motorists to adjust their driving with changing road conditions, and says if your visibility is reduced while driving to turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County, along with St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County are the two areas not covered by the snowfall warning, but forecasters say these areas should still see 5 to 10 cm of snow today and the rapidly dropping temperatures overnight.