It might be tempting, but don’t swim in Lake Michigan this weekend

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CHICAGO — A friendly reminder that while it will be hot this weekend and the temptation to go into the lake will be high, the water is dangerously cold for swimming.

Body heat can be lost 25 times faster in cold water than cold air. Extreme caution is advised.

The Chicago Fire Department also issued a warning:

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