Lake Michigan Faces 7-Foot Waves: Swimmers Urged to Stay Out of Water Today


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Chicago, IL – High waves up to 7 feet are expected along Lake Michigan today, prompting warnings for swimmers to stay out of the water.

According to the National Weather Service Chicago, breezy onshore winds will create hazardous conditions, including life-threatening currents and dangerous boating conditions. The high swim risk affects beaches in Cook County, IL, and northwest Indiana. Swimmers are urged to heed warnings, avoid piers and breakwalls, and stay informed via the National Weather Service’s beach forecast page.

Today and tomorrow will feature mostly sunny skies and seasonably mild temperatures, with highs ranging from 67 to 75 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, conditions will gradually get warmer through the end of the week, with highs reaching up to 79 degrees on Friday. However, rain and storms are possible over the weekend, bringing cooler temperatures and a mix of sunny and cloudy skies.

Chilly temperatures are expected overnight, with lows dipping into the mid-40s tonight and the upper 50s to lower 60s over the next few days. Residents are advised to stay updated on weather conditions and heed any warnings or advisories issued.

For detailed weather updates and beach forecasts, visit the National Weather Service’s official website.


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