GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — I love writing up the Beach and Boat reports knowing how nice the forecast looks for the weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a small craft advisory through this evening from Whitehall to the north as waves build to three feet at times.

Fortunately, showers Friday will give way to sunshine and a gentle breeze both Saturday and Sunday. A sprawling area of high pressure will ensure an ideal forecast if you have beach and boating plans.


The weekend will present ideal boating conditions and comfortable daytime temperatures. Keep the sunscreen handy as both days will present a very high UV index.

Here’s myriad other water temperatures throughout the Great Lakes.

Annual temperatures are at their peak so spending time at the beach will be ideal to cool off. Here’s a look at high temperatures for the next eight days. They will hover fairly close to average.

The Lake Michigan Beach and Boating forecast is sponsored by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union and Serra Honda Grandville.