Significant snowfall forecast for Saturday in the Kawarthas

15 to 25 cms of snow with strong winds up to 60km/h

Cars in a snowstorm

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement calling for significant snowfall on Saturday (January 18) for Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Hastings.

An approaching low pressure system will bring snowfall to the area beginning early on Saturday morning. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected in the southern Kawarthas, and 15 to 25 cm in the northern Kawarthas.

Strong winds up to 60 km/h will create areas of local blowing snow.

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In the southern Kawarthas, a brief period of rain is possible late on Saturday. The snow or rain will ease to flurries overnight on Saturday night.

In addition, lake effect snow is also expected to begin behind this system, which will create more snow for areas near Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

Visibility will be reduced in areas of blowing snow, which can make travel hazardous.

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