Beach hazards statement in effect for Chicago area beaches, NWS says

Life-threatening swimming conditions, dangerous currents expected at Lake Michigan beaches.

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Saturday, September 10, 2022

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A beach hazards statement is in effect for much of the Chicago area from Saturday morning until Monday morning, the National Weather Service said.

Waves up to 6 feet and dangerous currents are expected at Lake Michigan beaches in Lake and northern and central Cook counties in Illinois, NWS said.

Swimming conditions will be life-threatening, especially for inexperienced swimmers, NWS said. Remain out of the water to avoid dangerous swimming conditions and do not venture out onto piers, jetties, break walls or other shoreline structures.

For information on swim advisories or bans at Chicago beaches, click here.