Wind, waves make for tricky commute

October 30, 2012

High winds and possible flooding could make for a tricky commute in Chicago early this week. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory and a lakeshore flood warning for Lake and Cook counties.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Bardou says all commuters, whether they be on foot or driving, should be really careful by the lake.

"Any roadways along immediate lake shore within hundreds of feet of the lake will have the risk of having water splashing up on them with waves. This may be small scale roads right along the lakefront, or even some of the larger roads such as Lake Shore Drive," Bardou said. 

Bardou expects high wind gusts of 55 to 60 miles per hour by the Lake Michigan to continue to the evening hours. The lakeshore flood warning will be in effect until 4:00 Wednesday. Bardou said even if the winds eventually die down, he says the waves will take longer to ease.