Up to 15 cm of snow for northern Kawarthas today

Mix of rain in snow with strong winds in southern Kawarthas

Cars on snow-covered highway.

Environment Canada is forecasting 10 to 15 cm of snow today (March 10) for northern Peterborough County (including Woodview and Apsley), Haliburton County (including Haliburton and Minden), and Hastings Highlands (including Bancroft).

Snow associated with an approaching Colorado Low has moved into Eastern Ontario and will persist for much of the day.

The snow may briefly change to rain in the afternoon or early evening as temperatures rise above the freezing mark. There is a risk of freezing rain as well in some areas, but it is not expected to be overly significant.

Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected, with the heaviest snow likely until mid afternoon.

One or two localities, especially from near Ottawa to Hawkesbury may receive total snowfall amounts of 15 cm. However in general, total snowfall amounts will be just below the warning threshold of 15 cm per 12 hours.

Motorists should allow for extra time to reach their destination due to low visibility in heavier snow. Untreated roads will be snow covered and may be slippery.

In the southern Kawarthas (including Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland), a special weather statement remains in effect for rain mixed with a few flurries and strong southwest winds gusting to 70 or 80 km/h.

These winds may be strong enough to produce minor tree damage and isolated power outages, especially in locations which receive the stronger wind gusts. The strongest winds are expected over the higher terrain of the Dundalk Highlands and along the shores of Lake Huron, eastern Lake Erie and eastern Lake Ontario.