Messy winter weather coming to the Kawarthas starting Monday overnight

Up to 15 cm of snow possible in some areas by Tuesday afternoon, winter weather travel advisory in effect

Older woman walking in a winter snow storm

Messy winter weather is coming to the Kawarthas beginning overnight on Monday (February 17).

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for all of the Kawarthas, in effect for overnight and Tuesday.

A low pressure system will emerge from Texas and track towards the Great Lakes on Monday. This system will bring a band of snow with it, arriving in eastern Ontario after 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

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Snow will continue well into Tuesday morning with total amounts of 5 to 10 cm expected by Tuesday afternoon. Locally higher amounts of 10 to 15 cm are possible in a few localities just north of Lake Ontario.

Poor winter driving conditions from accumulating snow and low visibility in briefly heavier snow are likely by Tuesday morning.

The morning commute will be affected. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination.

Snow will change over to rain or drizzle Tuesday afternoon as a warm front moves through and temperatures rise above the zero degree mark.