Hazardous Swimming Conditions Expected Along Lake Michigan This Memorial Day Weekend


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Michigan City, IN – Swimmers are advised to exercise caution along Lake Michigan beaches this Memorial Day weekend due to hazardous conditions. The US National Weather Service Northern Indiana reports that waves will reach 3 to 5 feet in northern Berrien County, MI, and up to 4 feet in LaPorte County, IN, creating dangerous currents and cooler water temperatures that will persist through Wednesday.

Sunday will see a series of thunderstorms moving through the area, with showers possible in the morning and another round beginning in the afternoon, continuing into the late evening. The highest risk for severe storms, including isolated tornadoes, will occur between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET. Winds will shift west-northwest with temperatures in the 70s and low 80s, but it will be cooler near Lake Michigan.

According to the weather service, additional showers and storms are expected on Memorial Day, but severe weather is not anticipated. Swimming conditions are expected to remain hazardous, so beachgoers should stay informed and heed all safety warnings.

The outlook for the rest of the week includes intermittent showers and thunderstorms, with fluctuating temperatures. Residents and visitors should monitor local weather updates and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe holiday weekend.


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