The greater Saint John region remains under a “Special Weather Statement” with the promise of a mixed bag of winter for Groundhog Day tomorrow. A system tracking in our direction will bring snow changing to ice pellets in the afternoon then to rain by late afternoon. During that change over – we could see periods of freezing rain. This will be driven by northeasterly winds gusting up to 80-km/h by noon time.

So far snowfall combined with ice pellet amounts are in the 10 to 15-cm range with about 2-mm of rain expected. There will be a swing in the temperature going from feeling like minus 13 in the morning up to 5 degrees by tomorrow evening. Today will be a good day to get any needed shopping or other errands completed before the messy weather hits.