Winter returns to the northern Kawarthas on Saturday

Up to 15 cm of snow forecast for Haliburton and Hastings, with mix of snow and rain further south

Two cars on a snow-covered road

It’s spring, but winter will return to the northern Kawarthas this weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Haliburton County and Hastings County, with significant snowfall forecast for Saturday (March 30).

Snow will begin on Saturday morning and continue into Saturday night, with possible total accumulation of 10 to 15 cm.

This snow is the result of a low pressure system that will track over southern Ontario on Saturday. There remains considerable uncertainty in the exact track of this system and the associated precipitation. Snowfall warnings may be required.

Travel may be difficult as untreated roads become snow covered and slippery.

Further south, there will periods of snow or rain (up to 2 cm of snow in Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes) or just rain (Northumberland).

There is also risk of freezing rain early on Saturday morning in the southern Kawarthas.