Great Lakes visible satellite image. (NASA)

If you want to get out on the water this weekend, you’re going to have to dodge the rain. Waves look calm, and there’s plenty of wind for sailing, but rain mars much of the forecast, starting with thunderstorms Friday night.

Here’s the outlook from the National Weather Service.

Thursday

Sunny

Wind: East Northeast 6 knots

Waves: 1 foot

High 79 °F

Thursday night

Wind: Southeast 8 knots

Waves: 1 foot

Low: 71 °F

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m.

Wind: South 10 knots

Waves: 1 foot

High: 84 °F

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 7 p.m.

Wind: South 11 knots

Waves: 1ft

Low: 71 °

Saturday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.
Wind: South 14 knots
Waves: 1 foot

High: 79 °F

Saturday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

Wind: South-Southeast 10 knots

Waves: 1 foot

Low: 69 °F

Sunday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.
Wind: South 8 knots
Waves: 1 foot

High: 77 °F