CHICAGO (AP) — Waves on Lake Michigan could grow to 7 feet as the National
Weather Service issued a rip current hazard message for the shores along
Illinois and Indiana.
National Weather Service forecasters say an increased rip current risk is in
effect through Saturday evening. Waves at Illinois Beach State Park could
reach 7 feet by Saturday afternoon.
The weather service also warned of rip currents on the shores along the city
of Chicago and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, where waves could reach 5
feet high. Wind speeds were forecast at up to 25 mph.
Forecasters say only experienced swimmers should enter the lake waters. The
weather service says rip currents are powerful channels of water that flow
quickly away from shore.