The National Weather Service put out a Lakeshore Flood Warning to Cook County from Tuesday, February 25 until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26.
Officials warn that winds will be coming from the Northeast at a possible 40 miles per hour. Waves of eight to 12 feet are expected to wash up on Lake Michigan shores.
The worst conditions of the flood warning are expected to occur between daybreak and early afternoon on Wednesday. In the afternoon, winds are expected to turn northwest.
The National Weather Service warns that erosion will likely worsen due to record high lake levels and “large battering waves.”
They also warn that low-lying parks and vulnerable structures may be in danger, and onlookers may be swept into the lake.