CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The weekend is expected to be gorgeous, but swimmers and beach-goers should think twice about heading into Lake Erie.
A beach hazard alert has been issued for Lake Erie swimmers that lasts through Saturday afternoon because of high waves and powerful currents.
The alert, issued by the National Weather Service, is in effect for the lakeshore spanning from Lucas County to Erie County, Pa.
Strong winds and large waves with rip currents are expected. The life-threatening conditions can be dangerous for even the most experienced swimmers.