By Laura Bannon

CHICAGO (CBS)– Sunny skies return, finally, after a foggy morning.

Thursday’s temperatures will be mild with highs near 76 degrees. It’s going to be a windy day as well.

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High winds are causing high waves and rip currents on Lake Michigan, creating dangerous swimming conditions.

The waves are expected to reach as high as eight feet.

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The holiday weekend ahead brings lighter winds and hotter temperatures.

Laura Bannon