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Flash flood watch this weekend

National Weather Service forecasts rain and more rain

Bluffton police issues a flood watch for the village for the weekend of Jan. 10-12.

Ryan Burkholder, police chief, sent a Nixle alert at 12:37 p.m. on Thursday. It reads: "National Weather Service has issued flood watch for this weekend. Please monitor forecast for potential flooding."

Alert details state that the severity, urgency and certainty are "unknown."  The National Weather Service describes the alert as a flash flood watch.

The northwestern Ohio detailed forecast from the NWS follows:

Thursday
Showers likely between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., then rain after 1am. Low around 42. South wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Friday
Rain. High near 54. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night
Rain. Low around 50. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Saturday
Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 57. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Saturday Night
Rain, mainly before 1 a.m. Low around 32. Breezy, with a northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Alert details
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