Winter storm watch, special weather statement in effect for Kawarthas region starting Tuesday afternoon

Up to 25 cm of snow possible in Haliburton County and Hastings Highlands, with up to 15 cm in Peterborough County and Kawartha Lakes

Cars on a road in a winter snow storm. (Stock photo)

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for the northern Kawarthas region for Tuesday afternoon (January 9) into Wednesday.

The winter storm watch is currently in effect for Haliburton County and Hastings Highlands.

Environment Canada has also issued a special weather statement for Peterborough County and Kawartha Lakes for significant snowfall with a risk of freezing rain.

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Snow associated with a major winter storm is expected to move into portions of southern Ontario on Tuesday. Snow may be heavy at times with a risk of ice pellets and freezing rain. The snow is expected to change to rain Tuesday night as temperatures rise above the freezing mark.

The amount of snow will depend on how quickly precipitation changes to ice pellets, freezing rain, or rain. Haliburton County and Hastings Highlands could receive 15 to 25 cm of snow, with 10 to 15 cm in Peterborough County and Kawartha Lakes.

The exact track of the weather system is still uncertain and expected snowfall amounts and precipitation types may also change.


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