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Heavy Rain And Flood Threat Continues For California, Critical Fire Weather Over The Plains, Wintry Conditions For The Midwest

Active weather pattern will continue across the U.S. into the weekend. Heavy rain with the continued risk of burn scar flooding will persist into Friday over central and southern California. Over the Plains and Desert Southwest, dry conditions will lead to extremely critical fire weather into Saturday. Another storm will produce snow and ice from the Plains to the Midwest into the 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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