Weather roller coaster with sun first, then storms: Lake Erie marine forecast July 13-16

While the weekend on Lake Erie is looking summery and warm, sadly a few random storms can’t be ruled out.

Because of that threat, aim for Friday if trying to get the most out of your time on the water. Skies are looking partly cloudy, and chances of showers are extremely low. Surfers won’t have much fun on less than 1-foot waves, but conditions will be perfect for boaters, swimmers or paddle boarders.

Saturday won’t be a washout as storm chances are slight throughout. I’d say at the very most a storm or two will pop up, but nothing severe or too long-lasting. The water will be warm in the 70s, and waves and winds calm.

Sunday, storm chances jump to 30 percent throughout the day. Again, that doesn’t mean locals won’t get any time out on Lake Erie. Even with scattered storms possible, waves still won’t amount to anything exciting enough for surfers.

The pop-up chance of storms won’t clear out for Monday.

Check out the full forecast for the Cleveland area:

Friday, July 13

High air temperature: 82 degrees

Water temperature: 73 degrees

Winds: 6 knots from the south

Waves: less than 1 foot

Conditions: partly cloudy

Saturday, July 14

High air temperature: 84 degrees

Water temperature: 73 degrees

Winds: 6 knows from the southwest, later shifting to a light wind

Waves: less than 1 foot

Conditions: scattered storms

Sunday, July 15

High air temperature: 88 degrees

Water temperature: 74 degrees

Winds: 6 knots from the south later strengthening to 10 knots

Waves: less than 1 foot

Conditions: scattered storms

Monday, July 16

High air temperature: 86 degrees

Water temperature: 75 degrees

Winds: 9 knots from the southwest

Waves: 1 foot

Conditions: chance of storms

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’s meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter @KellyRWeather and Instagram.