Warmer temperatures to come to an 'abrupt end' by Wednesday in Atlantic Canada
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 1:05 PM -
Enjoy it while you can. That's the message for Atlantic Canadians currently enjoying warm and above seasonal temperatures.
"The unseasonably warm temperatures will come to an abrupt end on Wednesday as a cold front crosses the district," said Environment Canada in a special weather statement issued for the Maritime provinces on Tuesday.
Rain ahead of the cold front will change to freezing rain or ice pellets and then light snow over parts of the region Wednesday afternoon.
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"The strong south to southwest winds will shift to the northwest in the wake of the cold front," EC adds.
The rapid drop in temperatures will likely result in icy conditions and drivers are being urged to prepare for possible slick conditions.
The heaviest rain is expected over southern portions of New Brunswick where up to 35 mm is likely.
This has raised flood concerns across the province as several rivers are already running fast and high.
Residents are being urged to avoid washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.