Freezing rain warning in effect for Kawarthas region Thursday

Freezing rain will be followed by heavy rain in the afternoon and strong winds in the evening

Freezing rain on car

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for the entire Kawarthas region for Thursday (February 9).

The freezing rain warning is in effect for Peterborough County, the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, Haliburton County, and Hastings County.

Precipitation is expected to begin as freezing rain Thursday morning, before transitioning to rain later in the morning or early afternoon as temperatures rise above zero. Ice accretion of a few millimetres is expected.

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Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.

In addition to the freezing rain warning, a special weather statement remains in effect for much of the Kawarthas region.

The special weather statement forecasts heavy rain with total amounts of 15 to 25 mm before tapering to showers in the evening, with strong southwesterly winds gusting from 60 to 90 km/h developing early Thursday evening and diminishing later in the night.