Very strong winds from the north created high waves on on Lake Michigan on Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service warn people to stay out of the lake and to be cautious on the Lakefront path and for a number of Chicago area beaches to close.
The city says more than 400 boats are still docked at Chicago harbors, only a couple of days before the seasonal deadline to get them out.
Conditions will be dangerous on Lake Michigan all day Friday, with blasting winds, crashing waves, and a risk for waterspouts and rip currents.
The high winds that hit the Chicago area last week not only produced Lake Michigan waves of up to 25 feet, but they had an effect on the color of the lake’s water.
More choppy waters on Lake Michigan and widespread frost may be in store for the Chicago area Saturday, but sunnier days are expected to follow on its heels.
Only light snow was falling in the immediate Chicago area this morning, but the frigid, windy misery continues.