Winter storm watch in effect for northern Kawarthas region Thursday night

15-30 cm of snow is possible in northern Peterborough County, Haliburton County, and Hastings Highlands

Cars on a snow-covered road during a winter storm. (Stock photo)

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch with significant snowfall for the northern Kawarthas region beginning Thursday night (January 12).

The winter storm watch is in effect for northern Peterborough County, Haliburton County, and Hastings Highlands.

Snow falling across the area will intensify Thursday evening and will continue into Friday afternoon, tapering off late Friday.

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Snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm are possible, although uncertainty remains regarding the track of the Colorado low responsible for this snowfall.

Snow will be heavy at times, with reduced visibility and rapidly accumulating snow resulting in difficult travel conditions. Avoid travel if possible.

For Northumberland County, Environment Canada has also issued a special weather statement calling for significant rainfall Thursday night.

Light showers and drizzle will give way to rain, heavy at times, late Thursday afternoon and then change to snow by Friday morning.

Rainfall amounts of 15 to 30 mm are expected, although considerable uncertainty remains regarding the track of the Colorado low responsible for this rainfall. Should the track of this low change, rainfall amounts could also change.

 

This story has been updated with a significant weather statement for Northumberland County.