Special Weather Statement issued for Kawartha Lakes

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KAWARTHA LAKES-Environment Canada has issued a special weather statment for Kawartha Lakes as there is the potential for icy conditions on Friday. This alert has now turned into a Flash Freeze Alert.

Rain, which will affect the area Thursday night, 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.

Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly. Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops.

Following the passage of a cold front this afternoon, rain will change to snow and there will be a hard freeze as temperatures plummet. 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.

Take it easy out there!