Dangerous swimming conditions along portions of the Illinois, Indiana and Lower Michigan Lake Michigan shoreline this Friday evening through Saturday morning

Update 7:30PM CDT…

Forecast updated to include Cook County, Illinois Lake Michigan shoreline to the beach Hazards Statement/Advisory for possible Rip and Structural currents tonight and Saturday morning. 

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Strong west to northwest winds gusting over 30 miles per hour will cause significant wave action, building waves 4 to 8 feet along the Indiana and Lower Michigan Lake Michigan shoreline this Friday afternoon through Saturday morning and that subsequently could develop dangerous Rip and Structural currents.

Winds will shift more northerly tonight and slowly diminish, becoming northeast Saturday. A Beach Hazards Statement/Advisory has been issued for Lake and Porter County Indiana shorelines and is also in effect farther up the shoreline into southwestern Lower Michigan (blue-shaded area on the headlined map).