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Life-Threatening Currents, High Waves Expected At Lake Michigan Beaches

Lakefront beaches will have dangerous conditions through Tuesday night.

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CHICAGO — Lakefront beaches will be dangerous Monday and Tuesday.

The dangerous conditions are expected to last until Tuesday evening, and the National Weather Service has put out a beach hazards warning for the area.

Waves could get as high as 6 feet, according to the National Weather Service, and there will be life-threatening rip and structural currents.

People should not go into the water, according to the agency. People also should not go out onto piers, breakwalls, jetties or other structures near the water.

Chicago’s beaches remain closed, but that hasn’t stopped people from sneaking in to swim or walk along the lakefront — and people have drowned this summer.

Otherwise, Monday will see a few rain showers in the morning, but the day will be partly sunny with a high temperature of 79 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

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