Beach and boating forecast

Lake Michigan Beach and Boating

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Rocky conditions are expected at the lakeshore until Sunday with big waves and strong currents.

Authorities are warning against swimming in dangerous waters, especially near south-facing piers. 

Warm, southerly wind will build Friday, keeping waves at 2 to 5 feet, especially north of Holland. Waves will be biggest on the south side of piers as they are pushed up against breakwaters. Red flags will likely be flying at several area beaches due to the increased threat of strong currents.

Highs will be in the low 80s near the lakeshore with water temperatures responding nicely to the summer-like weather. Many surface water temperatures are sitting in the low 70s. 

Larger waves are expected Saturday, too, with wind coming more from a westerly direction. Sunday waves and wind will settle some with pleasant conditions on deck starting Tuesday. 

Watch for some showers and storms each day if you head to the lakeshore for some natural air conditioning. 

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

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