** 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: A mix of clouds and sun during the afternoon with a chance for some sprinkles or brief light rain showers.
High: 59 degrees.
Wind: Northwest at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain today: 20% all day.
7 P.M. Weather: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for a brief light rain shower - temperatures will be in the mid 50s.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for an isolated shower until 9 P.M. then skies will be clear with a some patchy light frost by sunrise Friday.
Low: 36 degrees.
Wind: Light Winds
Chance for rain tonight: 20% until 9 P.M.
FRIDAY: Mainly Sunny.
High: 58 degrees
Wind: East-Northeast at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain: 0%.
7 P.M. Clear skies with temperatures in the mid 50s.
SAT..................63........Patchy morning frost then sunny to partly cloudy.
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.
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.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 10/02/2008
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.