Flooded areas of Kentucky, Tennessee expect more rain

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The National Weather Service says strong to severe storms are expected to pass through Kentucky and Tennessee, a day after heavy rains caused flooding that prompted officials in both states to declare a state of emergency.

The weather service issued a flood watch Friday for much of southern Kentucky and a flood warning for some areas, including Stewart County in Tennessee, which borders Kentucky.

The forecast calls for intense, heavy downpours on already saturated ground, which could lead to flash flooding.

Kentucky officials declared a state of emergency Thursday after heavy rains caused widespread flooding mostly in the western part of the state.

In Tennessee, officials declared a state of emergency after flash flooding damaged dozens of homes and straight-line winds downed trees and caused sporadic power outages over a wide swath of northern and Middle Tennessee.

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