Beach Hazards Statement Warns of Life-Threatening Waves

A Beach Hazards Statement was issued early Monday morning, warning people who go to Chicago-area beaches to stay out of Lake Michigan. 

Life-threatening waves and currents are expected in the area, according to the National Weather Service. 

The alert warns of wave heights of up to 7 feet and strong rip current and structural currents. 

Monday is forecast to be a breezy and much cooler day, with temperature highs only reaching into the 70s following a hot and humid weekend. 

Along the lakefront, some areas will sit near 70 degrees. 

Wind gusts of up to 25 mph are expected. 

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