Parts of Kentucky, West Virginia under dayslong flood watch

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — Portions of Kentucky and West Virginia are under flood watches as a strong storm system moves into the region.

The National Weather Service posted the flood watch for much of Kentucky and southern West Virginia on Monday and Tuesday.

The weather service said the storm has the potential to dump up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of rain in some areas.

The system also could bring mixed accumulations of snow, sleet and freezing rain to other parts of West Virginia.

Winter storm warnings have been posted in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and for a small portion of northern West Virginia and western Maryland.

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