A shot of the Great Lakes on May 3, 2018. (NOAA)

Getting your boat on the water this weekend? Saturday looks like your best bet. Friday, widespread thunderstorms could spark up some dangerously windy conditions, not to mention the risk of lightning. Waves aren’t looking horrible, around 4 feet, but again, winds will hit over 20 knots. Saturday, the tides will turn as sun returns.

Remember, the water is frigid. If you’re going boating or paddling, wear your lifejacket!

Sunday is looking iffy. There’s a slight chance of scattered rain throughout, but winds are a little stronger, at 8 knots. So, if you have a hull on your boat to hide under in case of a stray shower, it might still be a good day to get out. However, waves will stay smaller than 2 feet, so surfers may not get very exciting conditions.

To kick off the week, if you’re not stuck in an office, sailors could head out for 15 knot winds and calm waves on Monday.

Check out the full forecast for the Cleveland area:

Friday, Nov. 3

High air temperature: 72 degrees

Water temperature: 46 degrees

Winds: 21 knots from the west-southwest later shifting to 15 knots from the west-northwest

Waves: 4 feet

Conditions: thunderstorms

Saturday, Nov. 4

High air temperature: 60 degrees

Water temperature: 46 degrees

Winds: light

Waves: 1 foot

Conditions: mostly clear

Sunday, Nov. 5

High air temperature: 59 degrees

Water temperature: 46 degrees

Winds: 8 knots from the north-northwest later shifting to 15 knots from the north

Waves: 1 to 2 feet

Conditions: slight chance of rain

Monday, Nov. 6

High air temperature: 54 degrees

Water temperature: 46 degrees

Winds: 15 knots from the northeast

Waves: 2 feet

Conditions: mostly sunny

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.

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Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com’s meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter @KellyRWeather and Instagram.