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Dawson could see freezing rain, snow this weekend
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Dawson County could see freezing rain and snow this weekend as a winter storm is expected to affect north and central Georgia beginning late Friday. 

According to the National Weather Service, rain or freezing rain is forecast beginning Saturday night through Sunday, with rain and snow likely Sunday night and into Monday morning. 

The forecast is subject to change and updates are available on the National Weather Service website.

Northeast Georgia is predicted to feel most of the impact of the winter storm, according to a statement from the National Weather Service issued around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. 

"At this time, the best chance of seeing measurable ice accumulations will be north and east of Homer to Gainesville to Dawsonville line," the statement reads. "The potential for snow and sleet has shifted more into North and South Carolina." 

The Weather Service is expecting 2.5 to 3-inch rain totals from Columbus to Rome and eastward.