High waves, strong rip currents expected on Lake Michigan

CHICAGO (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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