NWS: Stay out of Lake Michigan waters

Published: Jul. 22, 2019 at 12:46 PM EDT
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The National Weather Service says winds as strong as 25 mph are creating dangerous swimming conditions in southern Lake Michigan.

The weather service says the swimming risk was high Monday from beaches from Muskegon, Michigan, southward through Indiana and then northward through Illinois to Milwaukee.

The weather service says "Life-threatening waves and currents are expected at the beaches. People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water."

Waves as high as 7 feet were forecast for Cook County beaches and as high as 8 feet at beaches in Porter County, Illinois, and Van Buren County, Michigan.

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