An important warning from the U.S. Coast Guard. With warmer temperatures expected over the next couple of days, ice that had formed on area lakes and rivers will likely become thin making for unsafe ice conditions.
Forecasted temperatures are predicted in the 50s and 60s in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Toledo and western New York state mean the ice on Lake Erie and other lakes and rivers could be dangerously thin.
The Coast Guard warns that ice always can be dangerous and unpredictable. It says anyone venturing out on the ice should take proper precautions, no matter the weather conditions.
The Coast Guard recommends that people know the conditions before going out and never go alone. It also recommends wearing the proper clothing and taking equipment such as a life preserver if you venture out on the ice.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.