Hazardous Weather Outlook issued for Rabun County

The National Weather Service in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina has issued a hazardous weather outlook for piedmont North Carolina, western North Carolina, upstate South Carolina, and northeast Georgia, including Rabun County for Friday, April 9, 2021.  Scattered thunderstorms are expected across the area, primarily from late afternoon through the evening. While the primary threats from these storms will be cloud to ground lightning and locally heavy rainfall, a few storms could produce severe weather in the form of large hail and brief damaging wind gusts. While a severe storm cannot be ruled out anywhere, slightly higher chances for severe weather will exist across the foothills and Piedmont of North Carolina.