CLEVELAND (WJW) – The National Weather Service Cleveland issued a Beach Hazard statement Thursday.

The alert is for Erie, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake and Ashtabula lakeshore counties. It’s in effect until 4 p.m. According to NWS wind and waves will cause currents on the lakeshore. NWS suggests that people not enter the water. Currents can carry swimmers away from shore.