Alerts for: Kent County

Warnings

3:37 PM AST Monday 23 January 2017
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Kent County

Ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or occurring.

An intense low pressure system pushing up the eastern seaboard will approach New Brunswick by Tuesday morning.

Precipitation will begin over southwestern portions of the province mid morning as a mix of ice pellets and snow before switching to freezing rain by noon. Freezing rain will continue to spread northeastward by Tuesday evening. Other than locations right along the Fundy coast, there will be an extended period of freezing rain giving significant ice accretions.

Southern portions of the province will begin to see a switch over to rain tomorrow afternoon into evening while central portions of the province should not see the switch to rain until Wednesday morning. Northern portions will remain as a snow/ice pellet/freezing rain mix until the system pushes away Wednesday night.

Strong easterly winds will develop across the province on Tuesday and persist until Wednesday morning.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #NBStorm.

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