As cool air charges across the Great Lakes this weekend, storms and gusty winds will create rough and dangerous conditions on the water at times.
Bathers, boaters and fishing interests will want to keep an eye out for rapidly changing weather conditions on the waters and shoreline as a result.
An unusually vigorous storm and push of cool air for late July will invade the Midwest this weekend and will disturb the typically tranquil waters this time of the year.
Unseasonably cool air will spread from the Dakotas to the Great Lakes and eventually the Ohio Valley.
The leading edge of the cool air will kick off locally severe storms from northwest to southeast over the region through Saturday.
Locally gusty winds associated with the thunderstorms and cool air invasion will make for rough waters on the Great Lakes at times.
The weather pattern is favorable for producing waterspouts. Waterspouts occasionally move onshore.
Where winds are blowing onshore, waves can be especially rough and will raise the risk of rip currents.
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It will feel like the calendar has been turned back to winter instead of moving ahead to May as disruptive snow continues to sweep across the central United States into Monday.
Severe thunderstorms capable of causing property damage and flooding will continue to target communities from the southeastern United States to the Ohio Valley into Sunday night.
The temperature roller coaster ride in the northeastern United States will continue on Monday, setting the stage for severe thunderstorms over a part of the region.
After a dry and mild dry across the country on Sunday, rain and cooler air will return by May Day.
Despite flooding rain from this weekend departing by Monday, rivers across the central United States will continue to rise and threaten homes and residents this week.
While the recent cold snap will be over, bouts of rain will persist and threaten to disrupt outdoor plans across the United Kingdom during the bank holiday.
Dangerous thunderstorms and flash flooding will continue to threaten lives and property across the central United States through Saturday night.
While a storm will douse outdoor plans and lead to flooding on some of the Hawaiian Islands, enough rain may fall to ease drought conditions into the start of May.