Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday October 3, 2008

** Fall color is quickly spreading across northern and central Minnesota with peak conditions now developing across northern and central Minnesota - the strongest color through October 3rd will be just north of Bay Lake then by this weekend fall color will be very bright in the Bay Lake area. 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 October 3rd and October 9th but areas of fall color in wind sheltered areas will linger until mid October.

TODAY: Sunny and pleasant.

High: 59 degrees.

Wind: East at 5 to 10 mph.

Chance for rain today: 0%.

7 P.M. Weather: Clear with light winds - temperatures in the low 50s.

TONIGHT: Clear skies with patchy frost by sunrise Saturday.

Low: 34 degrees.

Wind: Light Winds

Chance for rain tonight: 0%.

SATURDAY: Mainly Sunny breezy and slightly warmer.

High: 63 degrees

Wind: East-Southeast at 7 to 14 mph.

Chance for rain: 0%.

7 P.M. Clear skies with temperatures in the mid 50s.

Extended Outlook:

SUN..................60.......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 60% in the evening.

MON..................62.......Partly to mostly cloudy with scatteerd showers and isolated thunderstorms. Chance of rain is 60% all day.

Average high through the extended period is 59 degrees and the average low is 39 degrees.

Bay Lake Climate Data.

Average high:....60 degrees

Average low:.....40 degrees.

Sunrise:...7:14 A.M.

Sunset:....6:49 P.M.

Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 10/03/2008

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.