MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Many people spent a hot day out on Lake Michigan Tuesday, but some of them ran into dangerous conditions.
Winds stirred up Lake Michigan, with waves nearly two to three times their normal height. In spite of the hot temperatures on land, the National Weather Service was advising against cooling off in the big lake.
There were more than a few brave souls that headed out to the beach in spite of the warnings, but most of them stayed close to shore.
Waves were forecast to be three to five feet tall this afternoon. It doesn't sound like much, but when you consider the power behind a three-foot wave headed straight for your knees, it can knock you down in a hurry.
Even taller waves are expected Wednesday, with the most recent forecast predicting seven-footers. Winds will shift overnight so, we'll see a bit of a lull after the front passes over Lake Michigan.