FREDERICTON – New Brunswickers are under a flood watch advisory as a storm threatens to dump up to 45 millimetres of rain.

River Watch says water levels in rivers, streams and tributaries are expected to rise in the coming days as a result of heavy rain and warm, ice-melting temperatures.

Water levels are expected to peak Wednesday and Thursday.

Environment Canada says most of central and southern New Brunswick can expect 25 millimetres of rain by Wednesday, with higher amounts along the Fundy coast.

Officials say water levels on the Nashwaak and Kennebecasis rivers are expected to approach or reach flood stage Wednesday.

They say there’s also the possibility of ice jams leading to flooding, particularly along portions of the Nashwaak, Kennebecasis and Southwest Miramichi rivers.

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