** A cool start this morning then windy and warmer conditions on the way - north of Bay Lake it will be cool today with temperatures in the 60s and only the 40s near Lake Superior but south of Bay Lake it will be in the 70s and 80s. Wednesday will bring +80 degrees to Ruttgers and winds will be gusty the next few days. Lilacs are blooming in Minneapolis now and should bloom around May 20 in the Bay Lake area.
TODAY: Partly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance for an isolated short lived shower this morning then an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon but mainly it will be dry.
High: 70 degrees by 5 P.M. but in the 60s most of the afternoon.
Wind: East-Southeast 10 to 20 mph.
Chance for rain today: 30% for some sprinkles or light showers between 10 A.M. and Noon - 20% between 2 P.M. and 7 P.M.
** 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: Clear to partly cloudy and windy - temperatures will be around 70 degrees with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm - chance of rain is 20% - Southeast winds at 11 to 22 mph. Sunset 8:41 P.M.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and windy.
Low: 58 degrees.
Wind: Southeast 11 to 22 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 0%.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny in the moring then Partly cloudy in the afternoon - winds will be strong and gusty - isolated thunderstorms are possible after 5 P.M. - chance for an isolated thunderstorm at Bay Lake during the day is 10%.
High: 82 degrees
Wind: Southwest 13 to 26 mph with higher gusts at times.
Chance for rain: 10% at 5 P.M. through 12 A.M. Thursday.
7 P.M. Partly cloudy and windy with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm - chance for rain is 10% - temperatures will be in the upper 70s with West-Southwest winds at 10 to 20 mph.
THU.....................65.......Cloudy in the morning with spotty showers and thunderstorms then becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon with a slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm between 2 P.M. and 6 P.M. - chance for rain is 40% from 1 A.M. to 11 A.M. then 30% at 12 P.M. and 10% between 2 P.M. and 6 P.M.
FRI.....................66.......Sunny to partly cloudy and pleasant.
SAT.....................70.......Sunny to partly cloudy.
Average high through the extended period is 70 degrees and the average low is 47 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....69 degrees
Average low:.....45 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/19/2009
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.