** Showers and thunderstorms will move through northern Minnesota today and tonight - also it will be windy today with Southeast winds up to 30 mph at times during the afternoon - winds will again be gusty from the West-Northwest on Wednesday. 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: Mostly cloudy with some peeks of sun at times - it will be windy with showers and thunderstorms especially during the late afternoon and evening.
High: 66 degrees.
Wind: Southeast at 14 to 28 mph.
Chance for rain today: 50% between 9 A.M. and 7 P.M.
** The UV Index today is 5, which is MODERATE, meaning you can sunburn in 35 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.
7 P.M. Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the area - chance for rain is 50% - temperatures will be in the low 60s and winds will be from the Southeast at 13 to 26 mph. Sunset 8:33 P.M.
TONIGHT: Cloudy and windy with showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 52 degrees.
Wind: Southeast 10 to 20 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 80% through through sunrise Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy and windy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning then becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon with a chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm.
High: 65 degrees
Wind: West-Southwest at 12 to 24 mph.
Chance for rain: 90% 5 A.M. thru 12 P.M. then 60% from 12 P.M. through 5 P.M. and 30% from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. and less than 10% after 9 P.M.
7 P.M. Partly to mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 30% - temperatures will be in the low 60s with West winds at 9 to 18 mph.
THU.....................59.......Sunny to partly cloudy and breezy with cool conditions 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.
SAT.....................58.......Morning clouds and spotty showers then becoming partly cloudy in the late afternoon - chance for rain is 40% before noon and less than 10% during the afternoon.
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.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/12/2009
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.