Sunny skies expected to kick off the week

Sunny skies are expected throughout the day on Monday.

"Today a ridge of high pressure will work its way into the Maritimes and bring mostly sunny skies with temperatures somewhat warmer than yesterday," said CBC meteorologist Brennan Allen.

However, Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning across the province for later this week.

"A mixture of snow and ice pellets will develop Tuesday evening and will changeover to freezing rain overnight," Environment Canada said in a weather statement.

"The freezing rain will persist several hours before it changes to rain. Confidence for a prolonged period of freezing rain is increasing, especially for regions of central and northern New Brunswick."

Throughout the day on Tuesday, Allen said temperatures are expected to warm up above 0 C, with sunny skies across the province. 

New Brunswick can expect rain on Wednesday with milder temperatures before the colder weather makes a comeback.

"Following this mid–week system, it looks like northwesterly winds will develop and plunge the region into another below seasonal air mass," said Allen.

New Brunswick forecast

Northern New Brunswick

Monday: Mainly sunny with westerly winds near 15 km/h. Temperatures at a high near –5 C.

Tonight: Clear with winds becoming light. Temperatures dropping to –17 C.

Tuesday: Mainly sunny with temperatures around 1 C.

Fredericton and area

Monday: Mainly sunny with northwesterly winds near 15 km/h and temperatures at a high near –2 C.

Tonight: Clear with winds becoming light. Temperatures at a low near –15 C.

Tuesday: Mainly sunny with increasing clouds late in the afternoon. Temperatures at a high near 3 C.

Southern New Brunswick

Monday: Mainly sunny with northwesterly winds near 15 km/h. Temperatures at a high near –3 C.

Tonight: Clear with winds becoming light. Temperatures dropping to –13 C.

Tuesday: Mainly sunny with increasing clouds late in the afternoon. A high near 4 C.