Stay Out of the Water: Alert Warns of Life-Threatening Waves and Currents Along Chicago-Area Beaches

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2019-07-31 08:55:44

Despite the sunny weather and pleasant conditions, beachgoers in the Chicago area were being warned to stay out of the water Wednesday as dangerous swimming conditions were expected.

A Beach Hazards Statement that began early Wednesday morning will remain in effect through 7 p.m. for Cook County in Illinois and Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana.

The alert warns of “life threatening waves and currents” at area beaches.

“People visiting beaches should stay out of the water,” the alert reads.

What a Red Flag Means for Swimmers at Chicago Beaches

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Mostly sunny skies are expected Wednesday with temperatures reaching into the low- to mid-70s along the lakefront, possibly into the 80s for some locations inland – where they will stay through Thursday.

Temperatures are expected to warm slightly Friday and into the weekend.



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