Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for Haliburton County, Hastings Highlands, and northern Peterborough County overnight on Sunday (December 27) and into Monday morning, along with a special weather statement for freezing rain Sunday night for southern Peterborough County and all of the City of Kawartha Lakes.
A low pressure system is bringing precipitation to the region later on Sunday.
In Haliburton County, Hastings Highlands, and northern Peterborough County (including Apsley), snow will begin Sunday evening, becoming heavy at times and continuing into Monday morning.
Snowfall accumulations by Monday morning are expected to be in the 4 to 8 centimetre range for northern Peterborough County, with 5 to 10 centimetres possible for Haliburton County and Hastings Highlands including Bancroft.
A changeover to rain is possible later on Monday morning. Travel may be hazardous from late Sunday evening until mid-day on Monday due to rapidly accumulating snowfall and slippery conditions.
For southern Peterborough County (including Peterborough and Lakefield) and all of the City of Kawartha Lakes, a brief period of freezing rain is possible Sunday evening before it transitions to wet snow or rain later Sunday night or towards midnight.
Surfaces may become slippery this evening causing hazardous conditions for driving or walking. Environment Canada may issue freezing rain warnings later on Sunday.