Dangerous currents are expected in Lake Michigan with what the National Weather Service is calling "life-threatening" conditions.

Beach Hazard In Effect For Chicago

High waves of 7 to 10 feet in height are expected along the Chicago shoreline through Tuesday (8/15) evening as the NWS issues a beach hazard for Lake County, Central Cook County, and Northern Cook County.

The National Weather Service says that conditions for swimming in Lake Michigan "especially for inexperienced swimmers" will be "life-threatening."

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Besides staying out of the water to avoid dangerous swimming conditions, other areas along Lake Michigan in Chicago will be hazardous. The NWS warns anyone who is near Chicago beaches or along Lake Michigan to "not venture out onto piers, jetties, breakwalls, or other shoreline structures."

Flooding Reported in Chicago on Monday Night (8/14)

Excessive rainfall was in the forecast for Chicago on Monday with a Flood Advisory in effect until 1 am Tuesday (8/15) with around 2 inches of rain on the ground now, and the possibility of another 2 inches as "lake effect showers train over the same areas," according to the NWS.

Flooding is expected in "poor drainage and urban areas," according to the National Weather Service forecast.

What is a Flood Advisory?

A Flood Advisory is in effect and that means "minor flooding along waterways and other poor drainage areas is imminent or may already be occurring." The NWS warns those who must travel to "be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding."

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