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After a break, more snow may fall

More snow could follow a warm-up this weekend.

A storm early next week could dump several inches of snow, but it is too early to say for certain, National Weather Service forecasters said.

"The further east you get, the more potential there is for a significant snow," said Brian Schoettmer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson.

Areas from Winchester to West Virginia could see more than six inches Monday or Tuesday, but changes in the storm's path could make the difference between an inch and half a foot, Schoettmer said.

He warned that forecast models have been inconsistent so far. He urged people to watch for updated weather forecasts over the weekend.

In Lexington on Friday night, temperatures were expected to drop to about 10 degrees.

On Saturday, the sun will push the highs a little above freezing. And Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high of 48, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville.

With the heat and sun, ice could fall from the trees, and frozen branches could start snapping. That could cause more power outages, said Mike Callahan, a weather service hydrologist in Louisville.

On Sunday night, there is a chance of rain that could turn to snow overnight Monday. If it persists, it could cause some Monday morning rush-hour problems.

A worst-case scenario for snow around Lexington would be 2 to 4 inches, he said.

For more information from the National Weather Service office in Louisville, go to www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk.

For more information from the National Weather Service in Jackson, go to www.crh.noaa.gov/jkl.

For WKYT's forecast, go to www.wkyt.com/weather.

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