Morning rush-hour snow flurries that sent drivers skidding around Lexington on Tuesday might be minor compared with what's in the forecast.
Lexington could get up to 4 inches of snow Friday and Saturday, said Tom Reaugh, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville.
The southeastern border of the state could get 5 to 9 inches, he said.
Reaugh said snow is expected to arrive about midmorning Friday and fall heavily between lunch and dinner. It's expected to continue overnight, then taper off Saturday.
Reaugh predicted highs Friday and Saturday in the mid-20s, with lows in the mid-teens Friday night. He said the wind chill is expected to be in the single digits overnight Friday.
By 10 a.m. Tuesday, Lexington police had responded to 33 wrecks, four of which involved injuries, Lt. Doug Pape, Lexington police spokesman, said.
Schools were closed Tuesday in Scott, Franklin and several other counties.