CHICAGO — Northeast winds 12 to 25 mph will drive 3 to 5-foot waves along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Cook County, Illinois, and Lake and Porter County Indiana, into this Wednesday evening, creating rip and structural currents resulting in dangerous swimming conditions.
A Beach Hazards Statement is in effect for shorelines in counties shaded in light blue-green on the headlined map.
The high waves prompted the Chicago Park District to close the walking path south of Fullerton to 2200 North Lakeshore Drive and both trails between Oak Street and Ohio Beaches until further notice.
Please use caution at the beach today due to high waves. The walking path at Fullerton going south is closed in the 19th District today until further notice. https://t.co/U7j47AE8Em
— Chicago Police 19th Dist – Town Hall (@ChicagoCAPS19) July 31, 2019