GRAND RAPIDS, MI  –  We’re in for some wild weather through the weekend.

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Gale Warning effect from 1 p.m. Friday November, 18, till 5 a.m. Sunday, November, 20, from South Haven to Grand Haven.  By Friday afternoon winds will increase to 35 knots and waves on Lake Michgan could be over 10 feet by Friday into Saturday.

On Saturday there is a Wind Advisory for Ottawa and Allegan Counties from 10-10 p.m.

Sgt. Cal Kuening of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team says stay off the piers no matter how tempted you are to get that photograph.

Smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. It is highly recommended that mariners without proper experience seek safe harbor prior to the onset of Gale conditions.