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Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon and Evening; Additional Storms Possible Saturday

As the temperature warms into the upper 70's to mid 80's this afternoon, thunderstorms will be on the increase. Some storms may become strong to severe. The storms will likely persist into the evening. The stormy weather is expected to persist into Saturday. Some of the rain could be heavy. Read More >

Water levels on Lake Michigan are the highest in nearly 20 years. Levels were above normal for most of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Starting around 1999, water levels fell below normal and remained that way until 2014. When venturing to the lakeshore this fall...remember that high water means less pier above the water line and waves can overtop the piers much easier. Stay dry when waves are high. Piers are not a safe spot in storms or high waves. Avoid piers during high winds, high waves and storms. If viewing waves this fall, do it from the safety of your car or well up the beach away from the water line.