Winter Weather Advisory For Several Counties

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Weather forecasters say patches of freezing rain and sleet are moving into western Kentucky on Monday afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Paducah says precipitation is moving in from the south and hitting temperatures at or near freezing. That's turning into freezing rain and sleet.

Weather service meteorologist Kevin Smith says light rains had moved into areas around Murray, Hopkinsville and Mayfield Monday afternoon. Smith says the rains are moving quickly through western Kentucky but there is more precipitation expected for the area on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

In eastern Kentucky, forecasters are warning of heavy rainfall and potential flooding through Wednesday morning. The weather service's Jackson office issued a flood watch across the eastern half of the state.

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