Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Southern New Brunswick in advance of a storm system that is expected to roll into our region Saturday morning.

Strong winds and heavy snow are in the forecast but Meteorologist Richard Zurawski says snowfall amounts are hard to predict because it all depends on whether this Nor’easter moves inland or pushes to the south of us.

“We are going to get something, and I would say certainly count on 20 centimetres, but don’t discount 40 centimetres.  That right across the board is where we’re going.  Probably closer to 20 centimetres for Saint John, and 30 centimetres for Moncton.”

Either way, Zurawski says we are still looking at whiteout conditions because of high winds with gusts of between 60 and 90 kilometres an hour.