Environment Canada Issues Wind, Rainfall Warnings For Saint John

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:37 PM

You may want to swap out your winter coat for a raincoat with rainfall and wind warnings in effect from Environment Canada for Saint John, Grand Manan and coastal Charlotte County.

Wind gusts up to 90 kilometres an hour are expected along with 25 millimetres of rain.

Meteorologist Linda Libby says the main precipitation won't happen until the late evening and then rain will continue into Friday morning and ending probably around 8 or 9am that day with temperatures up above 5 degrees  possibly getting close to 10 degrees in the morning. The winds are forecasted to let up on Friday afternoon.

"We are looking at the potential for having some damage due to breaking tree limbs, possibly losing some guttering or shingles from the home," says Libby.

She also has a warning for drivers, given that around the early hours of Friday the temperature will still be around zero.

"It can have an issue where it creates kind of a glaze on the roads, and it could lead to more slippery conditions than one would expect."

There's a special weather statement in effect for Sussex and the KV which includes a warning about messy driving conditions.

Fredericton has a snowfall warning in place, as does various areas of northern New Brunswick.