Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday September 24, 2008

** Fall color is quickly spreading across northern Minnesota - the best color is still far north of Bay Lake near the U.S./Canada border but in the next 5 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: Mainly sunny and breezy.

High: 69 degrees.

Wind: West-Northwest at 8 to 16 mph.

Chance for rain today: 0%.

7 P.M. Weather: Becoming partly cloudy - temperatures in the mid 60s and winds will be from the Southwest at 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT: Increasing clouds with a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms toward sunrise( 7:03 A.M ) Thursday.

Low: 46 degrees.

Wind: Southeast at 4 to 8 mph.

Chance for rain tonight: 30% after 5 A.M. Thursday morning.

THURSDAY: Windy with a mix of clouds and sun and a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms at anytime.

High: 70 degrees

Wind: Southeast at 10 to 20 mph.

Chance for rain: 40% all day.

7 P.M. Partly to mostly cloudy with spotty showers and thunderstorms - temperatures in the mid 60s - chance of rain is 40%.

Extended Outlook:

FRI.................78.......Partly cloudy, breezy and warm with a chance for thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening - a strong storm is possible too - chance for rain is 50%.

SAT.................67.......Cloudy with scattered showers in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon - chance of rain in the morning is 60% and then less than 20% in the afternoon.

SUN.................61.......Cooler with partly cloudy skies.

Average high through the extended period is 62 degrees and the average low is 42 degrees.

Bay Lake Climate Data.

Average high:....63 degrees

Average low:.....43 degrees.

Sunrise:...7:02 A.M.

Sunset:....7:07 P.M.

Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 9/24/2008

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.