** Fall color is quickly spreading across northern and central Minnesota with peak conditions now starting along the U.S./Canadian border. Sugar Maples are peaking a bright red orange and Green Ash trees have turned a golden yellow in and around the Bay Lake area - excellent fall color can now be found in the Bay Lake area and also along the U.S. Highway 169 drive on the west and south side of Mille Lacs lake. The best fall color in the Bay Lake area is between September 30th and October 7th but areas of fall color in wind sheltered areas will linger until mid October.
TODAY: Sunny this morning then a mix of clouds and sun during the afternoon with breezy cool conditions.
High: 58 degrees.
Wind: Northwest at 9 to 18 mph.
Chance for rain today: 0%.
7 P.M. Weather: Partly cloudy with breezy Northwest winds at 15 mph and cool temperatures in the mid 50s.
TONIGHT: Clear to partly cloudy and cool.
Low: 40 degrees.
Wind: Northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 0%.
TUESDAY: A mix of clouds and sun with cool temperatures.
High: 58 degrees
Wind: North at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain: 0%.
7 P.M. Partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid 50s and winds from the Northeast at 4 to 8 mph.
WED.................59.......Cool morning with lows in the mid 30s then sunny to partly cloudy during the day.
THU.................63.......Cool again in the morning with lows in the mid 30s then sunny in the afternoon and warmer.
FRI..................67.......Partly cloudy and warmer.
Average high through the extended period is 61 degrees and the average low is 41 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data.
Average high:....62 degrees
Average low:.....41 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 9/29/2008
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.