CHICAGO (AP) — The National Weather Service is warning swimmers along Lake
Michigan in Illinois and Indiana.
Forecasters issued a beach hazards statement on Thursday that says the
swim hazard risk is high along Lake Michigan. The risk stretches from the
Illinois and Wisconsin state line through Chicago and into Indiana. It
ends at the edge of LaPorte County in Indiana.
The weather service says a high swim risk means dangerous waves and
currents are expected along the shore. They say swimming conditions could
be life threatening. The warning lasts until 9 p.m. on Thursday.
Forecasters expect waves to average 3 to 5 feet and wind speeds at 15 mph.