Lake Erie marine forecast for Memorial Day weekend

A shot of the Great Lakes from space May 24, 2018. (NOAA)

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. But unfortunately the weekend is looking spotty for boating on Lake Erie.

Thunderstorms could dampen plans on the water Saturday and Sunday. Friday and Monday, however, skies are looking mostly clear and waves, unusually small. On Memorial Day, at the very most a stray, short-lived shower or storm will pass.

Temperatures will hit the 70s each day, though if you’re out on a boat or a jet ski, you may feel much cooler.

Check out the full forecast for the Cleveland area:

Friday, May 25

High air temperature: 72 degrees

Water temperature: 55 degrees

Winds: 6 knots from the south later shifting to 7 knots from the south-southwest

Waves: 1 foot

Conditions: clear

Saturday, May 26

High air temperature: 75 degrees

Water temperature: 55 degrees

Winds: 8 knots from the southwest later shifting to 6 knots from the south-southwest

Waves: 1 foot

Conditions: thunderstorms

Sunday, May 27

High air temperature: 74 degrees

Water temperature: 55 degrees

Winds: 6 knots from the west-southwest

Waves: 1 foot

Conditions: thunderstorms

Memorial Day

High air temperature: 73 degrees

Water temperature: 55 degrees

Winds: light

Waves: less than 1 foot

Conditions: clear

For the full forecast in other Lake Erie zones, head to the National Weather Service’s marine forecast page to click on your specific area of interest.

Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com’s meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter @KellyRWeather and Instagram. Check cleveland.com/weather for daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio

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