Up to 15 cm of snow forecast for Hastings County by Saturday

Other areas of the Kawarthas, including Haliburton, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland, can expect 2 to 5 cm

Two cars on a snow-covered road

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Hastings County, including Bancroft, calling for up to 15 cm of snow on Friday night (January 15) and Saturday.

A strong low pressure system is forecast to track along the U.S. east coast to New England this weekend.

Most of the snow will fall in New Brunswick, southern Quebec, and the most eastern part of Ontario, with 10 to 15 cm of snow expected for Hastings County.

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Snow will begin on Friday night and continue through Saturday, tapering off to scattered flurries by Saturday night.

Other areas of the greater Kawarthas region — including Haliburton, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland — can expect between 2 and 5 cm by Saturday.

Across the Kawarthas region, temperatures will remain at or slightly above freezing until Saturday night.

Poor winter driving conditions are expected. Motorists should consider changing their travel plans accordingly.