** Winds will be gusty today from the Southeast at 15 to 25 mph and this will produce choppy conditions on Bay Lake at times this afternoon - winds will still be gusty from the Southeast at 10 to 20 mph into the early evening hours as well. A few isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible at times today although most of the rain will stay about 100 miles west and north of the Bay Lake area during the afternoon. Lake water temperatures around central Minnesota including the Bay Lake area are running from 57 to 62 degrees and should conitnue climbing into the mid 60s through the upcoming weekend - water temperatures under 70 degrees are considered to cold for swimming but by early June water temperatures in the Bay Lake area should be approaching 70 degrees. Have a pleasant Memomrial Day and and safe travels. Jonathan Yuhas
TODAY: A mix of clouds and sun today with windy conditions and a chance for some sprinkles or isolated showers and thunderstorms.
High: 73 degrees.
Wind: Southeast 15 to 25 mph along with higher gusts at times.
Chance for rain today: 20% from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. then 40% from 3 P.M. to 9 P.M. and 70% 10 P.M. through sunrise Tuesday.
** 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: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the area mainly to the north and west - chance for rain is 40%. Winds will be from the Southeast at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts at times. Sunset 8:47 P.M.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 53 degrees.
Wind: Southeast 9 to 18 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 70% through sunrise Tuesday.
TUESDAY: Cloudy and cool with periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms - decreasing winds during the afternoon.
High: 60 degrees
Wind: North at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain: 70% all day.
7 P.M. Cloudy with spotty showers - temperatures will be in the upper 50s with Northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Sunset is 8:47 P.M.
WED.....................68.......Cloudy in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon.
THU.....................74.......Partly cloudy and warmer.
FRI.....................75.......Sunny to partly cloudy.
Average high through the extended period is 71 degrees and the average low is 48 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....70 degrees
Average low:.....47 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/25/2009
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.