Heavy rain was expected to fall across the state Thursday, which could lead to flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville.
The weather service predicted 3 to 4 inches of rain Thursday and into Friday morning for most of Central Kentucky. Some areas could see 5 inches, meteorologist Mark Jarvis said.
Moderate to heavy rainfall was expected through the day, with the heaviest rains and thunderstorms reaching Central Kentucky in the evening.
The following counties were under a flood watch: Adair, Allen, Anderson, Barren, Breckinridge, Bourbon, Boyle, Bullitt, Butler, Casey, Clark, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Henry, Harrison, Jefferson, Jessamine, LaRue, Lincoln, Logan, Madison, Marion, Meade, Mercer, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Oldham, Russell, Scott, Shelby, Simpson, Spencer, Taylor, Trimble, Warren, Washington and Woodford.