CHICAGO — Swimming on Chicago's lakefront beaches has been temporarily banned by the park district as high waves and "life-threatening rip currents" are expected.
The dangerous beach hazards are expected through early Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The Chicago Park District sent out a warning Tuesday afternoon, saying swimming would not be allowed because of "hazardous conditions."
Pounding waves and rip currents are expected, and people should stay out of the water along beaches in Illinois and Indiana, according to the beach hazards statement. The only Chicago Park District beach that doesn't have a swimming ban is Humboldt Beach, the city's only inland beach.
If dangerous waves aren't enough of an incentive to stay off the beach, temperatures might be. Temperatures will only reach an unseasonably cool 69 degrees Tuesday, according to the weather service.