Monday, September 22, 2008

** Fall color is starting to pop in northern Minnesota - the best color is still far north of Bay Lake near the U.S./Canada border but in the next 10 days fall color should rapidly start showing in the Bay Lake area. Right now most trees are still Summer green but the Sugar Maples are already showing Orange and Reds - look for the best Sugar Maple peak color between September 25th and October 2nd. The best fall color in the Bay Lake area is between September 30th and October 5th but areas of fall color in wind sheltered areas will linger until mid October.

TODAY: Partly to mostly cloudy, breezy and warm with scattered showers and thunderstorms at times.

High: 76 degrees.

Wind: Southeast 10 to 20 mph.

Chance for rain today: 70% all day.

7 P.M. Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for scattered thunderstorms - chance for rain is 70%.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Low: 60 degrees.

Wind: South at 8 to 16 mph.

Chance for rain tonight: 60%.

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms especially in the afternoon - some of the afternoon storms could produce heavy downpours of rain, gusty winds and hail.

High: 72 degrees.

Wind: South-Southwest at 9 to 18 mph but higher gusts near thunderstorms.

Chance for rain: 60% before noon then 80% in the afternoon and evening.

7 P.M. Cloudy with scattered showers and temperatures in the mid 60s - chance for rain is 80%.

Extended Outlook:

WED................70.......A few morning clouds then sunny to partly cloudy.

THU.................71.......Partly to mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 30%.

FRI.................76.......Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer.

Average high through the extended period is 63 degrees and the average low is 42 degrees.

Bay Lake Climate Data.

Average high:....64 degrees.

Average low:.....43 degrees.

Sunrise:...6:59 A.M.

Sunset:....7:10 P.M.

Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 9/22/2008

Click on the boxes below to view live radar data from the National Weather Service in Minneapolis/St.Paul, Duluth/Superior and Fargo/Grand Forks. The radars will indicate active areas of thunderstorms and rain near the Bay Lake/Brainerd areas - Bay Lake is about 20 miles southeast of Brainerd.