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Dangerous heat and humidity from the central U.S. to East Coast this weekend

Hot and very humid conditions will push the heat index to well over 100 degrees across a large portion of the central and eastern U.S. Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories are in effect for much of the Plains, Miss. Valley, Midwest, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and southern states. Be very cautious if you must do outdoor activities in these areas during the afternoon and evening this weekend. Read More >

Great Lakes Beach Hazards

 
 
Dangerous waves and currents are not expected. However, dangerous currents may exist at any time near piers, breakwalls, and river outlets. Always use caution and never swim alone.
 
Breaking waves and currents expected. Stay away from dangerous areas like piers, breakwalls, and river outlets. Always have a flotation device with you in the water.
 
Life threatening waves and currents expected. Stay out of the water, and stay away from dangerous areas like piers and breakwalls.

Forecast updated daily between 3 and 5 AM/PM and updated as needed)

About Great Lakes Beach Forecasts & Statements

•Issued seasonally for the U.S. side of Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, and Lake Superior from roughly Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend (weather dependent).
•Contains beach forecast information, including a daily "swim risk" - which is based on that days threat of high waves and dangerous currents. Beach Hazards Statements provide additional hazard details on high swim risk days (weather dependent).

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