Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday May 20, 2009

** Windy and much warmer today in the Bay Lake area - winds will gust up and over 30 mph at times from the Southwest. Lake waters will be choppy today and the lake is still cold with surface water temperatures in the low to mid 50s. Showers and thunderstorms will bring cooler conditions tomorrow.

TODAY: Sunny to partly cloudy with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm in the late afternoon after 4 P.M.

High: 88 degrees.

Wind: South-Southwest 13 to 26 mph with higher gusts at times.

Chance for rain today: 10% from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. then 20% from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. and 60% after 10 P.M. through Thursday morning.

** 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 and windy - temperatures will be around 84 degrees with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm - chance of rain is 20% - Southwest winds at 13 to 26 mph with higher gusts at times. Sunset 8:43 P.M.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Low: 55 degrees.

Wind: West-Northwest 10 to 20 mph.

Chance for rain tonight: 60% from 10 P.M. through 10 A.M. Thursday.

THURSDAY: Cloudy in the moring with scattered showers and thunderstorms then Partly cloudy, breezy and cooler in the afternoon.

High: 65 degrees

Wind: Northwest 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts at times.

Chance for rain: 60% 12 A.M. through 10 A.M. then 20% at 11 A.M. and 0% in the afternoon.

7 P.M. Clear skies and pleasant - temperatures will be in the Low 60s with Northwest winds at 6 to 12 mph.

Extended Outlook:

FRI.....................68.......Sunny to partly cloudy and pleasant then a slight chance for an isolated shower late Friday evening - chance for rain is 20% after 11 P.M.

SAT.....................69.......Partly cloudy.

SUN.....................70.......A mix of clouds and sun.

MON.....................70.......Partly cloudy with a chance for a late afternoon or evening isolated shower or thunderstorm - chance for rain is 20% after 5 P.M. through 11 P.M.

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.

Sunrise:...5:38 A.M.

Sunset:....8:42 P.M.

Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/20/2009

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.