Weather System Bringing Rain, Warmer Temperatures To Saint John

Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 14:49 PM

You might want to keep both your raincoat and your winter parka on hand this week.

A special weather statement is in effect for the Saint John area with the weather system said to be bringing significant rainfall to southern New Brunswick on Wednesday with possibly over 40 millimeters total falling along parts of the Fundy Coast.

Meteorologist Linda Libby tells us we're looking at temperatures around 9 degrees by tomorrow morning and it could reach into the double digits.

"It's a little out of the ordinary, but it really depends on the weather system and how strong or how big it is, how much wind we're going to get with it, if it starts tapping the warm air out of the Continental U.S., or if it starts tapping the warm air out of down in more sub-tropical or tropical areas," says Libby.

"This is quite a large low pressure system so it's tapping the air from furthur south and bringing it up over us...so we're looking at temperatures well above normal for this time of year."

Libby says that 20 to 30 millimetres are forecasted for tomorrow and temperatures will fall to just above the freezing mark by late afternoon. She says we are going to see some more wintry type weather probably for Saturday.

"We have another low-pressure system, this one's sneaking south of Nova Scotia bringing in a mixture of rain and snow and possibly going straight over to snow on Saturday night."