Wintry mix of snow and freezing rain on Saturday night

Precipitation will change to rain by early Sunday morning, with gusty winds

Rain and snow through a car's windshield at night

Winter isn’t quite done with us yet, so be careful if you are travelling on Saturday night for March Break.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for southern Ontario, including all of the Kawarthas.

Freezing rain or snow is forecast for Saturday night, changing to rain with gusty winds on Sunday.

Freezing rain or snow will begin after midnight on Saturday night, but should change to rain later Saturday night or Sunday morning.

The areas most likely to see prolonged freezing rain include higher terrain areas, such as the Dundalk Highlands and the Oak Ridges Moraine, while portions of central Ontario may see 5 to 10 cm of snow before changing to rain.

Motorists should be prepared for winter driving conditions including accumulating snow and icy roads. Freezing rain warnings may be issued for some areas as the event draws nearer.

In addition, southwest winds gusting to 70 or 80 km/h may develop on Sunday and persist for much of the day.

The wintry mix and gusty winds are associated with a Colorado Low that will track through northeastern Ontario on Sunday.

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