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NWS Warns of Dangerous Swimming Conditions for Chicago Beachgoers

Sky5 shows high waves sweeping the bike path of Montrose Beach Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazard Alert that will remain in effect for northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana through the night, Beachgoers are asked to stay out of the water. (Published Tuesday, June 28, 2016)

The National Weather Service issued a Beach Hazard Alert Friday morning, warning of dangerous swimming conditions along the lakefront.

Life threatening waves and currents are expected near the shore of Lake Michigan, according to the warning.

Models shows powerful rip currents and waves reaching upwards of 5 feet high will create for potentially life-threatening conditions, NWS reports.

People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water, the weather service said. The alert remains in effect until late Friday.

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