Wet weather on Wednesday night will give way to high winds and dangerous waves on Lake Michigan, prompting a Lakeshore Flood Advisory for the Chicagoland area.
According to the National Weather Service, the advisory will take effect beginning at midnight, with 35-to-45 mph winds driving waves that could reach 10 feet in northwest Indiana.
The advisory will last until 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the weather service.
Further complicating matters for residents are high water levels on Lake Michigan, caused by heavy spring rains. Record water levels have been recorded in several of the Great Lakes, including Lake Superior, and Lake Michigan approached record levels in the month of May.
After the winds begin to die down, nicer weather is expected Friday, with high temperatures reaching the high-70s, but the weekend will bring more rain and storms, according to the NBC 5 Storm Team.