Rain and wind pounded Central Kentucky Tuesday, flooding roadways and toppling trees.
Several counties were under a flood warning much of the day, and a watch was extended into Eastern Kentucky.
Although skies cleared in most of the state by late afternoon, more rain could be on the way by week's end. The National Weather Service said a "potent" system of thunderstorms is likely Friday. That might lead to more flooding during the weekend.
Lexington received 2.34 inches of rain from midnight through 5 p.m. Tuesday, said Mike Crow, a meteorologist with the weather service in Louisville. That was in addition to Monday's 1.36 inches.
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The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management received reports that some parts of the state had received 6 to 8 inches of rain, division officials said.
In Lexington, there were reports of malfunctioning traffic signals and downed telephone poles, and large trees toppled onto houses on South Hanover Avenue and Norway Street.
On Norway Street, near Nicholasville Road and Rosemont Garden, debris was scattered across the yard, surrounding the tree. Part of the tree fell onto a car next door.
"They were large enough to damage the houses," Lexington fire Battalion Chief Harold Hoskins said of the downed trees.
He said the roofs on the homes were damaged, but no one was injured.
Lexington firefighters also were called for a water rescue when a car stalled at Parkers Mill and Bowman Mill roads, but the driver had gotten out of the car safely by the time firefighters arrived.
High water prompted officials to close several roads in Central Kentucky, including Todds Road, Military Pike and Russell Cave Road in Fayette County; Ky. 3377 in Madison County; and U.S. 68 in Mercer County.
Some residents of Treehaven Mobile Home Park off Interstate 64 in Clark County were advised to evacuate because of high water approaching their homes, but they chose to stay put and ride it out. The high water neared about 10 mobile homes, Clark County Fire Chief Billy Jones said.
The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management activated the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center to monitor requests for assistance.
Wednesday should bring welcome warmth and sunshine. Lexington's high is expected to be 67 degrees, according to the weather service.