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Commuters faced stormy conditions Monday morning, and some NIPSCO customers experienced scattered outages that may have been caused by the weather.

The School Town of Munster announced a two-hour delay because of a power outage at most of its buildings.

That outage was weather-related, a NIPSCO spokesman said. Power was mostly restored in Munster by 8 a.m.

Scattered power outages in other Northwest Indiana communities Monday morning also may have been weather related, spokesman Rick Calinski said. Crews were addressing the outages and attempting to restore power as quickly as possible.

The National Weather Service predicted thunderstorms would end during the early to mid-morning hours. Rainfall of more than an inch was possible in isolated areas during the morning storms.

Scattered thunderstorms could redevelop Monday afternoon over western Illinois and track east into Northwest Indiana by evening.

Rain could change to snow Monday night, especially after midnight, forecasters said.

The Kankakee River at Shelby in southern Lake County was at about 9 feet Monday morning. The river was expected to rise to 10.8 feet later this week. 

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