Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday May 11, 2009

** Spring is moving slow this year but things are greening up quickly now around the Bay Lake area! Lilacs are blooming in Minneapolis now and should bloom around May 20 in the Bay Lake area.

TODAY: Partly cloudy today with a slight chance for some sprinkles or light showers at times but nothing heavy or long lasting.

High: 65 degrees.

Wind: Southwest at 6 to 12 mph.

Chance for rain today: 30% between 11 A.M. and 8 P.M.

** The UV Index today is 6, which is MODERATE, meaning you can sunburn in 25 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.

7 P.M. Weather: Partly cloudy skies with a few isolated showers or sprinkles in the area - chance for rain is 30% - temperatures will be in the low 60s and winds will be from the South at 6 to 12 mph. Sunset 8:32 P.M.

TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Low: 47 degrees.

Wind: Southeast 7 to 14 mph.

Chance for rain tonight: 30% before 11 P.M. then 40% at 12 A.M. and 50% after 1 A.M. through sunrise Tuesday.

TUESDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning then a mix of clouds and sun with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. It will be windy too.

High: 65 degrees

Wind: Southeast at 10 to 20 mph.

Chance for rain: 50% 5 A.M. thru 8 A.M. then 60% from 9 A.M. through 10 P.M.

7 P.M. Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 50% - temperatures will be in the low 60s with Southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph.

Extended Outlook:

WED....................63.......Cloudy and windy with scattered showers in the morning then becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon with a lingering chance for showers - chance for rain is 70% before noon and 30% after 1 P.M.

THU.....................62.......Sunny to partly cloudy and cool for May.

FRI.....................60.......Morning sunshine then increasing clouds with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms developing in the afternoon and evening - chance for rain after 1 P.M. is 60% and 70% after 5 P.M.

Average high through the extended period is 67 degrees and the average low is 44 degrees.

Bay Lake Climate Data for today.

Average high:....65 degrees

Average low:.....43 degrees.

Sunrise:...5:49 A.M.

Sunset:....8:32 P.M.

Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/11/2009

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.