Multiple weather warnings in place Sunday for much of Kawarthas region

Freezing rain warnings for Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes, snowfall warning for Hastings Highlands, and winter weather travel advisory for Haliburton County

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

Environment Canada has issued multiple weather warnings for much of the greater Kawarthas region beginning Sunday morning (December 3) into Monday.

Freezing rain warnings are in effect for Peterborough and Kawarthas Lakes, with 2 to 3 mm of ice build-up possible Sunday morning into early evening.

Freezing rain is expected to begin Sunday morning and may be mixed with snow or ice pellets at times. Freezing rain may briefly change to rain in some areas in the afternoon, but a quick transition to snow is expected by the evening as temperatures cool once again.

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A snowfall warning is in effect for Hastings Highlands, with peak snowfall rates of 2 to 3 cm per hour possible Sunday night and expected snowfall accumulation of 15 to 20 cm by Monday morning. A winter weather travel advisory is in effect for Haliburton County, with expected snowfall accumulation of 10 to 15 cm by Monday morning.

Snow, which will begin late Sunday morning or early afternoon, may become mixed with ice pellets or transition to freezing rain in the afternoon in some areas. The snow is expected to become heavy in the evening and then continue overnight before tapering to flurries Monday morning.

Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.