RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- With winter months bearing down on North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper is encouraging everybody to plan and prepare now.
Dec. 4-10 is Winter Weather Preparedness Week and while there are no immediate threats for winter weather, forecasters believe there could be snow and/or ice later in the season.
Due to an El Nino pattern, North Carolina is expected to see a wetter-than-normal season. If that precipitation lines up with cold snaps, it could spell trouble for roads and power lines.
The North Carolina State Climate Office expects the highest chance for that sort of storm to be in January and February.