Lots of sunshine for Labor Day, but stay out of Lake Michigan

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(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

(Meteorologist Maci Tetrick) It’s a great Labor Day forecast. Get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine, but for anybody heading to the beach: there is a red flag for swimming once today with dangerous waves on Lake Michigan

Temperatures climb to a high around 80 this afternoon. Skies will stay mostly clear with temperatures falling into the upper 50s on Monday night.

You may want a jacket out the door on Tuesday morning. You’ll also want to grab an umbrella for Tuesday afternoon. The first half of the day is dry, but showers and thunderstorms move in for the second half of the day. There is a chance some of the storms could be on the strong to severe side.

By Wednesday morning, we’re dry again with temperatures seasonable through the end of the week. Another stretch of 80 degree temperatures is in store for us starting on Saturday.

BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

* WHAT...High wave action, strong currents, and dangerous swimming
  conditions expected. Waves of 2 to 5 feet are expected through
  Labor Day. Wave periods of 5 to 6 seconds will enhance current
  development, even during times of lower wave heights. Those
  visiting the beaches should plan to stay out of the water.

* WHERE...In Indiana, La Porte County. In Michigan, Berrien
  County.

* WHEN...From 1 AM EDT /midnight CDT/ Sunday through Monday
  evening.

* IMPACTS...Strong currents can pull swimmers into deeper water
  and high waves can sweep people off piers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions.
Do not venture out on piers.

Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:

Labor Day: Sunny. High 80.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low 58.

Tuesday: Increasing clouds. PM storms and showers. High 86.

Wednesday: Sunny. High 75.

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