** 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: A mix of clouds and sun during the afternoon with breezy cool conditions.
High: 57 degrees.
Wind: Northwest at 8 to 16 mph.
Chance for rain today: 0%.
7 P.M. Weather: Partly cloudy with decreasing winds and temperatures in the low 50s.
TONIGHT: Clear to partly cloudy and cool with areas of light frost.
Low: 36 degrees.
Wind: North at 4 to 8 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 0%.
WEDNESDAY: A mix of clouds and sun with cool temperatures.
High: 58 degrees
Wind: Northwest at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain: 0%.
7 P.M. Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 50s and winds from the North at 4 to 8 mph.
THU.................60.......Cool again in the morning with lows in the mid 30s then partly cloudy and slightly warmer in the afternoon.
FRI..................64.......Partly cloudy and warmer.
SUN..................65.......A mix of clouds and sun with a chance for rain showers in the late afternoon and evening - chance of rain is 30% in the afternoon and evening.
Average high through the extended period is 60 degrees and the average low is 40degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data.
Average high:....61 degrees
Average low:.....41 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 9/30/2008
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.