Winter weather returns for the weekend

Flurries are expected to start the day on Friday but skies will clear this afternoon, making way for a mostly sunny but cool weekend across New Brunswick.

Brennan Allen, a CBC meteorologist, said the recent mild stretch is over and high temperatures will be a few degrees below zero, which is below normal for this time of the year.

"Tonight temperatures will continue to cool into the minus double digits, which sets Saturday up to be our coldest day of the weekend … temperatures will struggle to crack the minus double digit mark for highs," he said.

On Sunday temperatures will be warmer, but still below normal.

"Looking ahead to next week, it appears we will warm up mid–week thanks to another weather system that will likely bring a wintery mix behind it," Allen said.

"In summary — alternative spring, done, real spring starts March 20."

New Brunswick forecast

Northern New Brunswick

Today: It will be mainly sunny with winds from the west at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h and a high near –10 C.

Tonight: Skies will be mostly clear with a few clouds and a chance of flurries. Winds will continue from the west with a low near –21 C.

Saturday: A mainly sunny day is on the way with a high near –15 C.

Fredericton and area

Today: A mix of sun and cloud with a chance of flurries this morning, then clearing to mainly sunshine. Winds will be from the west at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h with a high of –7 C.

Tonight: It will be mostly clear with a few clouds and a chance of flurries. Winds will continue from the west with a low of –19 C.

Saturday: Expect a mainly sunny day with a high near –13.

Southern New Brunswick

Today: A mix of sun and cloud with a chance of flurries, then clearing. Accumulations near 2 cm in the southeast. Winds will be from the west at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h with a high near –5 C.

Tonight: It will be mostly clear with a few clouds and a chance of flurries. Winds will be from the west at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h with a low near –17 C.

Saturday: A mainly sunny day is expected with a high of –12 C.