Chicago Weather: High Winds, Minor Flooding Possible Thursday

Minor flooding is possible—including parts of Chicago’s lakefront bike path.

A wind advisory is in effect until noon Thursday for parts of northern Illinois possibly causing some lakeshore areas to see flooding.

Eastward winds will range from 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. The wind could potentially make it difficult for commuters on north and south roads and loose objects could be blow around. Waves could reach between 8 and 11 feet at shorelines in Lake and Cook counties.

Minor flooding is possible—including parts of Chicago’s lakefront bike path.

Flooded areas should be avoided as well as piers, jetties and breakwalls.

Lightweight objects should be brought indoors or secured to the ground.

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