Current forecasts predicting wintry weather this weekend

According to multiple predictions from local meteorologists and the National Weather Service, there is a good chance we can expect winter weather as early as this weekend.

Although current weather predictions could change in a weeks time, as of Monday morning weather service officials are predicting a potential winter storm may bring significant snow and ice accumulations to portions of the Carolinas and Rabun County this weekend. The greatest threat for significant snow and ice is currently expected across the North Carolina mountains and foothills.

In preparation for the possibility of a winter storm, the Rabun County Road Department and Emergency Management Agency are already beginning to make sure the county is well equipped for whatever the storm may bring.

Local safety officials want to remind you to stay tuned to listen for the latest weather forecasts and any plans or preparations that will be put in place as the weekend draws closer.