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Police Warn of Continued Strong Winds Across Chicago Area, High Waves Along the Lakefront

Chicago police tweeted video Saturday and warned again Sunday of strong winds

Police warned of strong winds across the Chicago area and high waves along the lakefront Sunday, as the National Weather Service issues wind advisories.

Officials advised that people drive carefully Sunday, saying the area is experiencing "extremely high winds." Chicago police added that officers are conducting traffic in some areas hit hard by storms.

The tweet advised people to avoid Pershing and Western due to wind damage.

Police shared a Hazardous Weather Outlook, Storm Warning and Gale Warning from the National Weather Service Saturday saying winds could reach 58 mph winds and 12-foot waves from Lake Michigan.

The warning advises mariners "remain in port, alter course and secure vessels for serious conditions." Officials also warned runners, joggers and walkers to avoid the lakefront path, saying the waves could pull them into the water.

In the Chicago Police Marine Unit's Twitter account, officials posted a video of waves crashing against the pavement along the city's lakefront.

Chicago police tweeted Sunday to, again, avoid the lakefront due to rain and high winds in the morning, advising "extra care while driving."

According to the NBC 5 Storm team, cold temperatures will move in through the afternoon, dropping to low 30s and potentially bringing a mix of clouds, showers and snow in northern counties.

Wind gusts between 25 and 30 mph are expected Sunday, with some reaching as high as 50 mph, likely continuing into the evening.

As of Sunday morning, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Jasper, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Kenosha, La Porte, La Salle, Lake, McHenry, Newton and Will counties are under a wind advisory.

La Porte County is also under a lakeshore flood watch Sunday.

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