MONCTON, N.B. – People in southern New Brunswick could be forgiven if they thought it was March or April yesterday.

The mercury hit a high of 12 degrees in Moncton and 10 degrees in Saint John which beat previous records by at least a couple of degrees.

A low pressure system making its way through our region also brought a mix of freezing rain, rain and wind.

Meteorologist Richard Zurawski says the records that were broken have stood for a long time.

“The records in Moncton go back to 1974 the last time we saw temperatures this warm and in Saint John it goes back to 1947.”

New temperature records could also be set today with forecasted highs between 9 and 12 degrees.

However, there are wind warnings in effect for Moncton and Saint John.

There’s also a rainfall warning in place for the Saint John area.