Snow squall watch Saturday for Peterborough County, Kawartha Lakes, and southern Haliburton County

10-15cm of snow possible by Sunday morning, with a winter storm hitting northern Haliburton County Sunday afternoon

Snow plow on highway during snow squall

Environment Canada has issued a snow squall watch for Saturday afternoon (December 4) for all of Peterborough County and Kawartha Lakes and southern Haliburton County.

Snow squalls are forecast to develop Saturday afternoon and are expected to move over portions of the area late Saturday afternoon into Saturday night.

The heavy snow will combine with strong northwesterly winds resulting in reduced visibility. Travel will likely become difficult and motorists are advised to exercise caution.

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In Peterborough County and Kawartha Lakes, local snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm will be possible by early Sunday morning, when the snow squalls are forecast to weaken.

In southern Haliburton County, local snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm will be possible by Saturday evening.

On Sunday afternoon, a winter storm is expected to hit northern Haliburton County, with total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 25 cm and strong winds with gusts of 60 to 70 km/h. There is also a risk of heavy rain or freezing rain for some areas.

 

This story has been updated with the most recent forecast from Environment Canada.