The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for the Lake Erie shore through Saturday afternoon.

The warning applies to the lakeshore stretching from Lucas County to Erie County, Pennsylvania.

A beach hazards statement is issued when there are swimming risks due to rip currents in the lake. A combination of high winds and large waves pose a danger to swimmers. As a result, it's recommend to avoid swimming.

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