Lakeshore Flood Advisory issued: large waves, strong wind, more erosion likely
Here we go again up along Lake Michigan.
Another round of strong wind, large waves and rough conditions is on the way for lakeshore communities from north of Chicago to South Haven, Michigan.Fortunately, it's not going to be as wild as the previous few storms. We aren't talking waves up to 15 feet this time.
The difference, though, is the length of this event. We will see large waves and gusty northerly winds for 36 hours along the lakeshore in both La Porte County and Berrien County.Previous storms were relatively short-lived, but were very intense. This go-around, we will have less aggressive conditions, but a longer duration of them.
Winds will gust 25-35 mph out of the north and northwest from Wednesday evening thru Friday morning.
This will allow waves of 5-8' to slam into the shoreline. And because this will occur for 36 hours or so, the effects could be significant in the form of beach erosion and localized flooding near the lakeshore.