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Memorial Day kicks off the summer vacation season in Michigan

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GRAND RAPIDS (WKZO) -- Tourism officials say good weather on the opening weekend of the summer travel season can set the pattern for a really good summer season.

If that’s true than this should be a good one with temperatures in the 70’s all three days in the forecast, with only a slight chance of rain late on Memorial Day.

There may be one major Michigan attraction that won’t be accessible this weekend.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Bob Dukesher in Grand Rapids says while the residual effects of this year’s brutal winter may be inspiring more folks to travel, but it’s also left the water at beaches very cold, in the low 50’s near New Buffalo to the high 40’s near Holland and Grand Haven.

He says if you spend too much time in water that cold, hypothermia sets in.

He says at least it will be comfortable on the sand if the sun is shining.

 

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