Ky. emergency officials set for rough weather

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A weather system carrying heavy rains, hail, high winds and possible tornadoes is expected to move across Kentucky.

The National Weather Service put 17 counties, mostly in southern and south-central Kentucky, under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Sunday.

Kentucky Emergency Management and officials at the National Weather Service issued warnings Sunday to prepare for the storm, which was expected to move into the western part of the state Sunday evening and move northeast across Kentucky on Monday.

Buddy Rogers, a spokesman for Kentucky Emergency Management, said the storm moving in overnight could prove the greatest hazard, with people unaware of warnings.

Rogers says the highest risk is west of Interstate 65, but flood watches and other warnings are likely to be issued as the storm moves east.

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