Beach hazards statement posted; 5-9 foot waves expected Thursday

Posted at 2:27 PM, Aug 18, 2015

LAKE MICHIGAN – Dangerous swimming conditions are expected Wednesday and Thursday along the Lake Michigan shoreline due to high waves and strong currents.

The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement which run until Thursday night from St. Joseph all the way to Manistee.

Beaches with particularly dangerous conditions Thursday include South Beach in South Haven, Grand Haven State Park and Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon.

Forecasters say waves will start at three to five feet high Wednesday afternoon and build to five to nine feet high by Thursday morning.   Strong structural currents, longshore currents and rip currents are all expected.

Grand Haven State Park

Grand Haven State Park