Icy roads expected
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Thursday for Peterborough and the Kawarthas, with icy conditions expected Friday.
“Rain and fog tonight. Potential for icy conditions Friday,” states the special weather statement as of 8:50 p.m. Thursday.
“Rain and patches of dense fog will continue to affect the area tonight. The rain is forecast to change to snow Friday as temperatures plummet with the passage of a cold front. There may also be a brief period of freezing rain during the changeover from rain to snow.
“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots could become icy and slippery. Extra care should be taken when walking or driving in affected areas.
“The snow is forecast to taper off behind the cold front, limiting snowfall amounts to a few centimetres at most.”
While flooding is not expected from the rain, Kawartha Conservation issued a water safety watershed conditions bulletin on Wednesday afternoon for the watershed in the City of Kawartha Lakes area, while the Lower Trent Conservation Authority issued a similar bulletin Thursday afternoon for the watershed area along the Trent River between Rice Lake and Lake Ontario.
As of late Thursday afternoon, Otonabee Conservation listed a normal status for the watershed area in the Peterborough city and county area.