Beach and Boating Forecast

Lake Michigan Beach and Boating

GRAND RAPISD, Mich. (WOOD) — Dangerous conditions will continue on Lake Michigan through Thursday evening.

A Beach Hazard Statement, Lakeshore Flood Advisory and Small Craft Advisory will continue until 8 p.m. Gusty southwest winds 20 to 30 knots will lead to waves of 4 to 6 feet or more through the evening. Strong longshore, structural and rip currents are expected. Additionally, water will easily rush over the piers. Lakeshore flooding and beach erosion will be likely.

Waves will be slightly smaller Friday, but you’ll still want to pay close attention to the color of the flag at the beach you’re at. Waves will generally come in between 2 and 4 feet, and winds will come from the northwest at 10 to 15 knots. There will be plenty of sunshine throughout the day and temperatures will climb to the low to mid-70s along the lakeshore.

Calmer conditions will return on Saturday; however, there will be a chance of seeing some rain. Winds will come from the east at 10 to 15 mph and waves should be around a foot or less. Partly to mostly cloudy conditions will prevail and temperatures will only be in the upper 60s by the lakeshore. There will be a chance of rain in the evening.

Sunday will be calm, though there will be a fair amount of cloud cover. Highs will be in the low 70s and winds will come in from the east at 10 to 15 mph. Expect waves of 1 foot or less.

More sunshine will return by Labor Day. Winds will come in from the south at 10 to 15 mph, and waves will be around 1 foot. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s by the lakeshore.

The Beach and Boating forecast is sponsored by Rivertown Community Federal Credit Union.

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