All of the weather details you need for Memorial Day Weekend
Speaking of entering the water, Lake Michigan and the beaches along the shore will be popular destinations for many this weekend. Obviously pools will be chilly, but what about Lake Michigan waters? Well, they will be chilly, but they'll be more bearable by the holiday weekend. Lake temperatures along the coast will range from the upper 50s to lower 60s during the daytime hours this weekend. That is tolerable compared to the upper 40s and lower 50s we have today! Waves will be held in check and remain below 1.5 feet thanks to calm waters and winds staying light all weekend long. That means our rip current threat will be very low throughout the weekend.
Lastly, what about any precipitation chances? The weekend will see much more dry time than wet time. There could be some isolated to possibly scattered showers and thunderstorms at just about any point this weekend, but Saturday evening features the best chance at about 30-40%. Otherwise, there may be a few pop-up thundershowers Sunday and Monday, but nothing of significance.