Latest update on the storm hitting the Maritimes this weekend.

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Meteorologists at Environment are still monitoring a complex low pressure system that is expected to develop on Friday, January 12th, 2018 and track across the region on Saturday, January 13th 2018.

The system is expected to bring a significant amount of rain to all three Maritime provinces Friday night and into Saturday, rainfall amounts will range from 25 to 50 mm of rain in New Brunswick however, precipitation type and amounts cannot be determined for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island at this time.

Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia will see prolonged period of freezing rain Saturday and Saturday night. While northern New Brunswick will see mix of snow, ice pellets and/or freezing rain.

Parts of New Brunswick are also to watch out for heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

(Photos: latest radar of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia)

Environment Canada Statements:

New Brunswick:

Rainfall warning:

Rainfall, combined with melting snow, is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

A low pressure system is expected to develop on Friday and track across the region on Saturday. This system will likely bring a significant amount of rain to much of the province Friday night and into Saturday. The rain will change to freezing rain over northern regions of the province overnight Friday into Saturday.

Rainfall amounts will range from 25 mm in the north to 25 to 50 mm in the south.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Special Weather Statement:

Meteorologists at Environment and Climate Change Canada are monitoring a complex low pressure system that is expected to develop on Friday and track across the region on Saturday. This system has the potential to bring a significant amount of rain to much of the province Friday night and into Saturday. Additionally, a prolonged period of freezing rain is possible over northern and eastern parts of the province Saturday and Saturday night.

Due to uncertainties in the development of this system, more detail as to the exact timing, precipitation type and amounts cannot be determined with confidence at this time.

Further details on this event will be made available as the system develops.

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 using #NBStorm

Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island:

Meteorologists at Environment and Climate Change Canada are monitoring a complex low pressure system that is expected to develop on Friday and track across the region on Saturday. This system has the potential to bring a significant amount of rain to much of the province Friday night and into Saturday. Additionally, a prolonged period of freezing rain is possible over northern and eastern parts of the province Saturday and Saturday night.

Due to uncertainties in the development of this system, more detail as to the exact timing, precipitation type and amounts cannot be determined with confidence at this time.

Further details on this event will be made available as the system develops.

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 using #NSStorm #PEStorm

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