Chicago, IL – 8’ High Waves, Dangerous Swimming Conditions Expected Along Lake Michigan

Date:

Share post:

Chicago, IL – Strong winds and hazardous swimming conditions are forecasted for southern Lake Michigan beaches, prompting safety warnings for beachgoers.

According to the US National Weather Service in Chicago, winds out of the northwest will reach gusts of up to 35 mph this afternoon, with an evening cold front causing onshore winds. This weather change is expected to create waves of 5 to 8 feet along the shores of Lake Michigan, resulting in dangerous swimming conditions starting this evening and continuing through Monday night.

The weather service advises that these conditions will produce life-threatening waves and currents, particularly affecting Illinois and Indiana beaches. Beachgoers are urged to stay out of the water, obey posted signs and closures, and avoid piers, breakwalls, and lakeshore trails due to the hazardous boating and swimming conditions. 

Temperatures will cool down on Monday but are expected to warm up again by midweek. The high swim risk remains in place until Tuesday morning when conditions are projected to improve. Those planning to visit Lake Michigan beaches should take extra precautions and stay updated with local weather alerts.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Arkansas Tornadoes: May 26 Event Confirmed as EF3, Caused 4 Fatalities

Little Rock, AR - The National Weather Service (NWS) in Little Rock has updated its survey of the...

Northern Minnesota Faces Potential Severe Storms with Large Hail Monday Night

Duluth, MN - Severe weather is predicted to hit northern Minnesota on Monday evening, with the National Weather...

Monday Night Storm Alert: Severe Weather to Hit Northern Wisconsin

La Crosse, WI - Severe storms are anticipated Monday night across northern and central Wisconsin, with damaging winds...

Mississippi River Flooding Threatens Midwest as July Approaches

Quad Cities, IA/IL - The Mississippi River is poised for significant flooding as the first week of July...