Temperatures expected to drop Wednesday from well above freezing to below freezing in a few hours

Flash freeze warning in effect for northern Kawarthas region, with special weather statement in effect for southern region

Flash freeze, frozen puddle, winter. (Stock photo)

Environment Canada has issued a flash freeze warning for the northern Kawarthas region for Wednesday afternoon (February 28), along with a special weather statement for the southern region.

The flash freeze warning is in effect for northern Peterborough County, northern Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, and Hastings Highlands. A special weather statement calling for strong winds and a sudden temperature drop is in effect for southern Peterborough County, southern Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County.

A dramatic change in temperatures is expected on Wednesday with the passage of a sharp cold front, which is also expected to bring strong northwesterly winds gusting to 70 or 80 km/h for much of the afternoon and evening.

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Temperatures are expected to go from well above freezing to below freezing within a few hours.

With the passage of the cold front, there is also a risk of thunderstorms in the morning and a risk of freezing in the afternoon for some areas.

Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops. This will result in sudden icy conditions on roads and walkways. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.