Fall is here: Lake Erie marine forecast Oct. 4-6

Lake Erie Sept. 30. (NOAA)

Fall is finally on its way. There’s a small craft advisory through Friday, and the temperature is going to plummet.

But, Saturday still looks fantastic, with sun, 65 degrees and a breeze, without big waves. Lake Erie is still plenty warm, with a water temperature of 70, off Cleveland.

Here’s the National Weather Service marine forecast from Avon Point to Willowick.

Friday: North-northeast wind 13 to 16 knots. A chance of showers, mainly before 7 a.m. Waves 3 to 4 feet. High of 58.

Friday night: Northeast wind around 10 knots becoming east after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves around 2 feet. Low of 50.

Saturday: Southeast wind 8 to 12 knots. Sunny. Waves around 1 foot. High of 65.

Saturday night: South-southeast wind 11 to 15 knots. A chance of showers after 2 a.m. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Low of 63.

Sunday: South-southwest wind around 14 knots becoming west-southwest in the afternoon. Showers likely, mainly between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Waves 2 to 3 feet. High of 68.

Sunday night: West wind around 10 knots. A chance of showers. Waves around 2 feet. Low of 58.

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