Beach Hazards Statement in effect until early Tuesday morning along much of the Illinois and Indiana Lake Michigan shoreline

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Dangerous swimming conditions will exist along the Illinois and Indiana Lake Michigan shoreline for the next 24-36 hours into Tuesday morning with a Beach hazards Statement in effect (on headlined map – light-blue shaded area shoreline).

Northeast winds and already high lake levels will assist in generating 2-4 foot waves along the Indiana and Illinois Lake Michigan shoreline Sunday, in turn increasing the risk of rip and structural currents.

A upper level disturbance (short wave) will ripple over our area Monday morning in turn causing winds to strengthen out of the N/NE gusting over 25 mph during the day Monday.  Waves will increase to 4-6 feet along the lakefront and the dangerous swimming conditions will increase further with a greater threat of rip and structural currents developing.

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