'Major' winter storm could bring up to 40 cm of snow: forecasters

**Story updated at 9:02 a.m.**

A low-pressure system is brewing east of Florida today as it barrels towards Atlantic Canada.
    
Environment Canada says New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P-E-I will be hit with a major winter storm tomorrow.
    
Forecasters say the storm will bring fierce winds and heavy snow, and road closures and power outages are likely in some areas.

This first winter storm of 2018 could bring as little as 5-15 cm of snowfall to Fredericton and Woodstock but as much as 25-to-30 centimetres of snow to Saint John and Moncton.

The winds expect to be an issue in all parts of the region.

Meteorologists say the system will later make its way to Newfoundland and Labrador, where potentially damaging winds appear to be of most concern.