Storms expected to churn up dangerous waves, flooding along lakefront through Thursday

The waves, combined with above-average lake levels, are expected to flood lakefront paths and erode beaches.

SHARE Storms expected to churn up dangerous waves, flooding along lakefront through Thursday
waves_011318_04.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

Lakefront waves could reach as high as 18 feet Wednesday as forecasters warn of dangerous conditions along Lake Michigan.

The waves, combined with above-average lake levels, are expected to flood lakefront paths and erode beaches, according to the National Weather Service.

“Portions of the Chicago lakefront bike path will likely become inundated and impassible,” the weather service said in an advisory. “Swimming conditions will be life-threatening, especially for inexperienced swimmers.”

The flooding should subside by Thursday morning, but swimming will likely remain dangerous until later that evening, the weather service said.

Wind gusts along the lake Wednesday could reach 40 or 45 mph, the weather service said.

The Latest
It’s been quite the week for Dosunmu, as he showed off his voice in huddles, his forearm strength on Patrick Beverley, and in the Monday win over the Kings, kept the Bulls afloat in what could have been a sinking first half.
Caleb Jones, who has landed in Colorado as a depth defenseman, came out on top in his first NHL matchup against Seth Jones as the Avalanche beat the Hawks 5-0 for the second time in a week.
The Wildcats meet Williamsville (25-9) in the 2A semifinals at 2 p.m. Thursday at State Farm Center in Champaign.
Manufacturer Perrigo said Monday that it has begun shipping the medication, Opill, to major retailers and pharmacies. A one-month supply will cost about $20.