** 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: Sunshine this morning then 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: 38 degrees.
Wind: Northwest at 4 to 8 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 0%.
THURSDAY: A mix of clouds and sun with cool temperatures.
High: 59 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 Northwest at 4 to 8 mph.
FRI..................59.......A cool frosty start with morning temperatures in the low to mid 30s then sunny to partly cloudy and warmer.
SAT..................62........Patchy morning frost then sunny to partly cloudy.
SUN..................62.......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 50% in the evening.
Average high through the extended period is 60 degrees and the average low is 40 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data.
Average high:....60 degrees
Average low:.....40 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 10/01/2008
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.