**Some stronger thunderstorms are possible on Sunday in the late afternoon and evening - widespread Severe weather is not expected at this time but some of the storms could produce hail, heavy rainfall and high wind gusts so stay tuned! 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. Jonathan Yuhas
TODAY: Sunny to partly cloudy with a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms. Most areas will stay dry and nothing heavy or longlasting is expected with any of the isolated showers and thunderstorms today.
High: 70 degrees.
Wind: West-Northwest 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain today: 30% all day.
** The UV Index today is 7, which is HIGH, meaning you can sunburn in 20 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.
7 P.M. Weather: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm - chance for rain is 30%. Winds will be from the West at 6 to 12 mph. Sunset 8:51 P.M.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms but nothing heavy or long lasting expected.
Low: 48 degrees.
Wind: West 5 to 10 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 30% through sunrise Saturday.
SATURDAY: Breezy and cooler with sunny to partly cloudy skies.
High: 68 degrees
Wind: Northwest at 9 to 18 mph.
Chance for rain: 30% in the morning before 6 A.M. then 0% the rest of the day.
7 P.M. Clear skies - temperatures will be in the low 60s with Northwest winds at 4 to 8 mph. Sunset is 8:52 P.M.
SUN.....................70.......Partly cloudy and breezy in the morning then becoming cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the late afternoon and evening - a Strong to Severe thunderstorm in the late afternoon and eveing is possible too - chance for rain is 70% in the late afternoon and evening.
MON.....................67.......Partly cloudy and cooler for the first day of June.
Average high through the extended period is 72 degrees and the average low is 49 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....72 degrees
Average low:.....49 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/29/2009
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.