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Update to the forecast: Severe weather potential has been lowered for much of the area thanks to expansive cloud cover. The risk is non-zero however, as strong to severe storms are still possible between 2-5 pm EDT, mainly east of I 69. The better chances will be to the east of our forecast area however, shown in the yellow on the map. If any severe weather occurs, the main threat will be damaging wind gusts. Otherwise, wind gusts associated with the cold front crossing the area have occasionally been as high as 35-40 mph today. This will continue through mid to late afternoon, but most of the time wind gusts will be around 25-30 mph.
Life-threatening waves and currents are expected on Lake Michigan Friday into Saturday morning. A beach hazards statement is in effect. Waves of 3 to 5 feet will build to 5 to 7 feet by Friday evening. Strong structural, rip, and longshore currents are expected. Stay dry when waves are high, and steer clear of the pier. See our beach page for forecast details. To learn more about the different types of currents on Lake Michigan, visit