LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of Kentucky as Tropical Depression Harvey travels northeast.

Forecasters say the storm is expected to drop 2-6 inches (5-15 centimeters) of rain in the state, with the highest totals expected in western Kentucky near the Tennessee border. The heaviest rainfall for a wide swath of the state is expected to start late Thursday and last through Friday afternoon. Forecasters say high winds from the storm could also produce tornadoes.

Kentucky Emergency Management says in a statement that officials are monitoring the weather and stand ready to respond should the need arise.

Harvey dumped nearly 52 inches (132 centimeters) of rain on Texas, where massive flooding has caused more than 30 deaths.