Beach Hazard Alert Issued for Chicago Beaches

Waves could be up to 6 feet high with strong currents

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    NBC 5 Meteorologist Pete Sack says expect the sun to return, but cooler temperatures will come along with it.

    Following a sunny and warm Saturday, Sunday’s cooler temperatures will also be matched with dangerous swimming conditions, officials said.

    The National Weather Service issued a beach hazard alert with dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan late Saturday night that remains in effect until Sunday night.

    Waves could be up to 6 feet high with strong currents, the alert warned.

    “High wave action makes swimming difficult and can tire even a strong swimmer quickly,” the alert said.

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    The area will also likely experience strong rip and structural currents, which can sweep swimmers into deeper water.
    Exposed beaches are more likely to experience the most significant impacts, the alert warned.

    Overnight rain moved out of the area Sunday morning ahead of much cooler temperatures.

    Sunday’s high rested around 70 degrees where they are expected to stay for much of the week.