Storms Friday, lovely Saturday-Sunday: Lake Erie marine forecast July 26-30

Main Street Beach is right at the end of, you guessed it, Main Street, in Vermilion. (Laura Johnston, RocktheLake)

Lake Erie will ride the weather roller coaster this weekend. Storms are likely Friday, but things calm down Saturday and Sunday, before the wet weather returns on Monday.

Boaters, swimmers and surfers alike will want to avoid the water on Friday. While winds will be a bit breezy, waves will still be light – but scattered storms are likely throughout. That means a hefty chance of lightning.

Saturday, however, mostly sunny skies are expected, with 1- to 2-foot waves.

Sunday, some clouds may build in, but the day is still looking partly sunny and dry. Very light winds will create some glass-like conditions.

The unsettled pattern returns Monday with another threat of storms and rain. Regardless of the stormy weather, winds and waves will still be relatively light.

All weekend, water temperatures will hover in the mid 70s.

Check out the full forecast for the Cleveland area:

Friday, July 27

High air temperature: 75 degrees

Water temperature: 74 degrees

Winds: 11 knots from the west

Waves: 2 feet

Conditions: scattered storms

Saturday, July 28

High air temperature: 74 degrees

Water temperature: 74 degrees

Winds: 8 knots from the west-northwest

Waves: 2 feet

Conditions: mostly sunny

Sunday, July 29

High air temperature: 76 degrees

Water temperature: 75 degrees

Winds: light wind

Waves: less than 1 foot

Conditions: partly cloudy

Monday, July 30

High air temperature: 76 degrees

Water temperature: 75 degrees

Winds: 6 knots from the east-southeast

Waves: less than 1 foot

Conditions: scattered storm chances

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.

Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don’t forget to submit any weather questions you may have! 

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

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