High waves, strong rip currents expected on Lake Michigan

Chicagoans woke up to gorgeous skies over Lake Michigan Thursday morning. While the water may be beautiful to look at, strong winds will make it dangerous to swim in. (WLS)

While the water on Lake Michigan may be beautiful to look at, strong winds could make some beaches dangerous to swim in.

A beach hazard statement will be in effect through 4 p.m. Friday for counties along the lake in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, the National Weather Service said.

Gusty winds out of the north are expected to reach 10-20 mph and create dangerous swimming conditions. Waves will be 3-6 feet high and strong rip currents are expected.

Swim ban
-Oak Street Beach ban due to hazardous surf
-Fargo Beach ban due to hazardous surf

Swim advisory
-Margaret Burroughs Beach advisory due to rough surf

-Calumet Beach advisory due to water quality
-Foster Beach advisory due to rough surf
-Hartigan Beach advisory due to rough surf
-Helen Doria Beach advisory due to rough surf
-Lane Beach advisory adivosry due to rough surf and water quality
-Montrose Beach advisory due to water quality

-North Avenue Beach advisory due to water quality
-North Shore Beach advisory due to rough surf
-Osterman Beach advisory due to rough surf and water quality
-Tobey Prinz Beach advisory due to rough surf

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