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Great lakes temperatures expected to be cold

Posted: 9:16 AM, May 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-24 13:16:18Z

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer here in Michigan.

And it's when a lot of people put their boats in the water.

That water is still going to be chilly though, and even downright cold pretty much everywhere on the Great Lakes.

The reason behind that is because the lake water levels are high which mean more water to heat up.

Add in a cold April that we counted on to chase the ice away, but didn't.

Brandon Hoving, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids says that It takes a couple weeks of sustained warm weather for the Great Lakes to warm up and “swim-able conditions” don’t occur until mid-to-late June most years.