Region spared from worst of wet weather

2013-09-19T06:21:00Z 2013-09-19T13:00:14Z Region spared from worst of wet weatherTimes Staff
September 19, 2013 6:21 am  • 

Heavy rains Wednesday night and early Thursday caused few problems in the region.

Area officials reported no road closures or significant high-standing water on any area roadways. All rivers were well below flood stage.

According to the National Weather Service, Gary and Kouts received the most rain, with weather spotters in both communities reporting 3.7 inches of rain. DeMotte received 2.1 inches of rain and Wanatah just 1.4 inches.

At the peak of the storm, NIPSCO reported more than 4,000 customers without power. As of 6 a.m., that number was down to 600 widely scattered outages throughout northern Indiana.

ComEd and Kankakee Valley R.E.M.C. reported fewer than 50 customers of each utility without power locally.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout Thursday, with a high of 88 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue Friday with a high in the mid-70s before the region dries out and cools down to a high in the upper 60s on Saturday.

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