Freezing raining warning in effect Thursday for southern Kawarthas region

Freezing rain will begin in the afternoon, changing to light flurries and freezing drizzle in the evening

Freezing rain on tree branch

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for the southern Kawarthas region for Thursday afternoon and evening (January 18).

The freezing rain warning in in effect for southern Peterborough County, southern Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County.

Freezing rain, which may be mixed with ice pellets and snow, is expected to begin Thursday afternoon. Ice accretion up to a few millimetres is possible on untreated surfaces.

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Freezing rain will transition to light flurries, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle, early Thursday evening.

The risk of freezing drizzle will end Friday morning.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur.