** Fall color is quickly spreading across northern and central Minnesota with peak conditions now developing across northern and central Minnesota. 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 6th and October 9th but areas of fall color in wind sheltered areas will linger until mid October.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy with periods of rain at times and possibly an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon.
High: 62 degrees.
Wind: Southeast at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance for rain today: 40% during the day then 80% tonight.
7 P.M. Weather: Cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms - temperatures in the upper 50s - chance of rain is 80%.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms.
Low: 54 degrees.
Wind: Southeast winds at 9 to 18 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 80%.
TUESDAY: Cloudy with rain in the morning then decreasing clouds in the afternoon.
High: 57 degrees
Wind: West-Northwest at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain: 90% through 9 A.M. then 70% from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. then falling to less than 20% the rest of the day.
7 P.M. Clearing skies with temperatures in the low 50s.
WED.................65.......Sunny and warmer.
THU..................62.......Morning sunshine then increasing clouds in the afternoon.
FRI...................50.......Cloudy with periods of rain - much cooler too.
Average high through the extended period is 57 degrees and the average low is 37 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data.
Average high:....59 degrees
Average low:.....38 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 10/06/2008
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.