Lake Michigan beach hazard warning, swim advisory in effect Tuesday

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Tuesday won't be a bad day for the beach, but people should stay out of Lake Michigan.

The winds have seemed to die down a bit Tuesday morning, but a beach hazard warning will be in effect. A swim advisory in also effect at North Avenue Beach.

People should stay on the sand and out of the water because the National Weather Service warned of waves up to six feet and dangerous rip currents in counties along the lake from Illinois to Michigan.

"With a possibility of a closure on Wednesday, or maybe yellow flags on Wednesday, which means people allowed in the water up to a certain depth," said Nick Kalwinski, Whihala Beach supervisor.

There have been 20 drownings in the Great Lakes so far this year. Ten of those were in Lake Michigan.
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