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Beautiful weather this weekend, but be careful if you're heading to the lake

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Posted at 8:17 AM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 14:54:10-04

It's going to be fantastic outside this weekend, but anyone heading to the lake should be extra careful.

The National Weather Service has issued a Lakeshore Flood Warning for Erie, Ottawa, Lucas and Sundusky counties until Sunday at 4 a.m.

The NWS states that flooding along the shoreline is expected, with beach and shorline erosion possible. Flooding may submerge docks and shoreline structures as water rises in marinas and waterways.

A Beach Hazards Statement has also been issued for Lake, Lorain and Cuyahoga counties.

According to the NWS, A Beach Hazards Statement "is when swimming risks exist from a combination of wind and large waves including rip currents and longshore currents. These swimming risks can create life-threatening conditions even for good swimmers. Follow the instruction of local authorities or stay out of the water."

The Beach Hazards Statement is in effect until late Saturday night.

For the full News 5 Cleveland forecast, click here.