** 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 cloudy, breezy and warm with a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms anytime after 9 A.M. - nothing Severe expected but some of the storms could produce frequent lightning and a quick downpour.
High: 79 degrees.
Wind: Southwest 9 to 18 mph.
Chance for rain today: 40% from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.
7 P.M. Weather: Partly cloudy with decreasing winds - temperatures will be around 70 degrees with Southwest winds at 7 to 14 mph.
** The UV Index today is 4, which is MODERATE, meaning you can sunburn in 40 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy.
Low: 50 degrees.
Wind: Northeast at 4 to 8 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 0%.
SATURDAY: Sunny to partly cloudy and cooler - you will need jackets Saturday night.
High: 70 degrees.
Wind: Northeast at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain: 0%.
7 P.M. Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 70s.
SUN.................70.......Partly cloudy with a chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm - most of the activity will be well north of Bay Lake - chance for rain is 20%.
MON.................70.......Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for spotty showers after 4 P.M. - chance for rain is 50%.
TUE.................68.......Mainly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 70%.
Average high through the extended period is 64 degrees and the average low is 43 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data.
Average high:....64 degrees.
Average low:.....44 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 9/19/2008