Blustery winds send waves a dozen feet up

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CHICAGO - Chicagoans are braving the blustery weather.  Along the lakefront, high winds are sending waves a dozen feet high.

Gale warning remain posted for Lake Michigan... where winds are blowing near 40 mph.

The persistence of strong winds have increased lake levels along the Illinois shore, raising the chances for flooding and beach erosion.

Winds are expected to diminish tomorrow night and Monday.