Lakeshore flood advisory, seashore hazard Thursday

The Nationwide Climate Service in Grand Rapids says the mixture of excessive water ranges, northwest winds gusting as much as 40 mph, and waves of 5-10 ft will result in lakeshore flooding and seashore erosion. The very best waves on Thursday might be south of Grand Haven.

There’s a potential for property injury. Water compelled into the channels between pier heads could create the chance of flooding in port cities alongside the river channel edges. Waves could fully submerge pier decks at instances. Northwest-facing areas might be most vulnerable to flooding and seashore erosion.

There might be swim hazards for seashores from St. Joseph to Manistee. Seashores with notably harmful circumstances embrace North Seashore in South Haven, Holland State Park, Muskegon State Park, Mears State Park in Pentwater and Stearns Park in Ludington.

A lakeshore flood advisory signifies that robust onshore winds and wave motion will generate flooding of low areas alongside the lakeshore. Seashore erosion is probably going. Residents on or close to the shore ought to take motion to guard property.

Keep away from the pier and keep dry when waves are excessive. Life-threatening waves and currents are anticipated on the seashores.

Swimming just isn’t suggested, particularly since water temperatures are within the 50s. Keep away from strolling on piers because the excessive waves may sweep you off.