Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday May 28, 2009

**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: Mostly sunny and much warmer!

High: 75 degrees.

Wind: Northwest 7 to 14 mph.

Chance for rain today: 0%.

** The UV Index today is 8, which is HIGH, meaning you can sunburn in 15 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.

7 P.M. Weather: Clear to partly cloudy - chance for rain is 0%. Winds will be from the Northwest at 6 to 12 mph. Sunset 8:50 P.M.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2 A.M.

Low: 50 degrees.

Wind: Northwest 4 to 8 mph.

Chance for rain tonight: 20% after 2 A.M. and through sunrise Friday.


FRIDAY: Partly cloudy with a chance for spotty showers and thunderstorms in the morning and then again in the afternoon - most of the day will be dry.

High: 70 degrees

Wind: West at 7 to 14 mph.

Chance for rain: 40% in the morning and 50% during the afternoon.

7 P.M. Partly cloudy with a chance for spotty showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 50% - temperatures will be in the upper 60s with West winds at 4 to 8 mph. Sunset is 8:51 P.M.

Extended Outlook:

SAT.....................71.......Partly cloudy to sunny.

SUN.....................74.......Partly cloudy and breezy 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.....................68.......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:....71 degrees

Average low:.....48 degrees.

Sunrise:...5:28 A.M.

Sunset:....8:50 P.M.

Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/28/2009

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.