Chicago region experiencing high winds, high waves this fall

Local residents are seeing power outages, fallen trees and dangerous conditions at the Lakefront Trail.

Lake Michigan waves
Recent record-high water levels in Lake Michigan and heavy storms have caused erosion and damage along Chicago's shoreline. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Lake Michigan waves
Recent record-high water levels in Lake Michigan and heavy storms have caused erosion and damage along Chicago's shoreline. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Chicago region experiencing high winds, high waves this fall

Local residents are seeing power outages, fallen trees and dangerous conditions at the Lakefront Trail.

The past few days have shifted from warm and sunny to cold, gray and rainy with potential flooding and 12-16 foot waves expected at the lakefront. Reset checks in with a state climatologist to get more information on what exactly is happening with the weather and where climate change plays a role.

GUEST: Trent Ford, Illinois state climatologist