It’s raining, it’s pouring: Expect heavy downpours for much of N.B. on Wednesday

Most New Brunswickers may have woken up Wednesday morning thinking of ways to stay dry on the way to work.

A special weather statement has been in place since Tuesday, warning residents to expect up to 50 millimetres of rain.

According to Environment Canada, the statement primarily focuses on areas of southern and central New Brunswick.

Periods of heavy rain, with embedded downpours or thunderstorms, are expected to last until late Wednesday night.

“There remains a fair bit of uncertainty with regards to how this weather disturbance, which is unrelated to Hurricane Franklin, will evolve as it tracks across the province,” reads the weather alert.

“As this information becomes clearer, timing and locations of the heaviest rain as well as expected rainfall amounts may change.”

Rainfall warnings may be required. Potential impacts:

The weather agency warned similar storms have caused some roads to flood, as well as road shoulder erosion, washouts and high river levels.

Residents are being reminded to keep their home’s storm drains clear of any debris to help with drainage.

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