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Authorities recommend not swimming in Lake Michigan this weekend

A dune along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
A dune along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WTAQ) - If you're on the road and you forgot your swimming suit, it might not be the worst thing.  

Authorities discourage swimming in Lake Michigan, due to extremely cold water temperatures left over from our extended cold winter.  

The National Weather Service says lake shore temperatures are still as cold as the upper 30's between Sheboygan and Kenosha. That's cold enough to cause hypothermia within 15 minutes.  

The Weather Service has reported several deaths from hypothermia along the Michigan and Indiana shores of the big lake.  

The good news for vacationers is that it's supposed to get warmer on land. Highs in the 70's are expected for the entire Memorial Day Weekend.  

Clear skies are in the forecast until a chance of rain returns on Sunday night and the Monday holiday.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)