... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 4 am CDT
* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected...
* strong rip currents expected.
* Strong structural currents expected.
* Overview... northeasterly to easterly winds will continue 10 to
20 mph into early overnight leading to waves of 3 to 6 feet.
Dangerous pounding waves and life-threatening rip currents are
expected at the beaches. People visiting the beaches should stay
out of the water.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you out lakeward.
Structural currents form along piers and breakwalls where
longshore currents and wave action flow into the structure.
Structural currents can sweep you out lakeward along the pier
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Updated — 2:52 AM CDT on June 19, 2013
Forecast for Chicago (60290)
H 73° / L 55°
H 84° / L 66°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
H 86° / L 70°
Chance of T-storms
H 95° / L 72°
H 91° / L 70°
Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.Wednesday Night
Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of 66F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 86F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Friday Night
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast. Low of 70F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.
Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 95F with a heat index of 104F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.Saturday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 91F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.Sunday Night
Clear. Low of 70F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.