Ready, set, sail! Lake Erie marine forecast July 11-14

The weekend marine forecast looks great for sailing! (Laura Johnston, RocktheLake)

Wind is in the weekend forecast for Lake Erie! Sun is also predicted after Thursday, with perfect temperatures for sunning and sailing. Or for checking out the Tall Ships Cleveland festival.

The water temperature off Toledo is 76 degrees, and off Erie 70 degrees.

See the full National Weather Service offshore marine forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick.

Thursday: Southwest wind 8 to 11 knots becoming west-northwest in the morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5 p.m. Waves 1 to 2 feet. High of 80.

Thursday night: West-northwest wind 9 to 13 knots becoming north-northeast in the evening. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m. Waves 2 feet, building to 4 feet. Low of 70.

Friday: North-northwest wind around 8 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves around 2 feet. High of 75.

Friday night: Variable winds less than 5 knots becoming south-southwest around 6 knots after midnight. Mostly clear. Waves around 1 foot. Low of 66.

Saturday: West-southwest wind 8 to 12 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet. High of 81.

Saturday night: West wind 7 to 9 knots becoming north after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves around 2 feet. Low of 70.

Sunday: North-northwest wind around 6 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet. High of 78.