CHICAGO (WLS) -- Beachgoers are being urged to stay out of the water after the National Weather Service issued a Beach Hazard Statement for strong winds on Lake Michigan in the Chicago area.
Weather officials say strong northeast winds, which are expected to gust at 20-25 mph, will flow across the lake and bring high surf to some Chicago-area beaches. The conditions may include strong rip currents and waves of 3-5 feet.
The Office of Emergency Management and Communications says exposed beaches are more likely to experience current impacts, and that swimmers and boaters should also be on alert.
National Weather Service warns of rip currents, high waves at Chicago-area beaches