**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 cloudy today then becoming partly cloudy after 4 P.M. - a few sprinkles are possible through 11 A.M.
High: 62 degrees.
Wind: East-Northeast 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain today: 10% for some sprinkles.
** 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 cloudy and cool - chance for rain is 0%. Winds will be from the Northeast at 5 to 10 mph. Sunset 8:49 P.M.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy early then becoming clear - some patchy ground fog may develop in low lying areas.
Low: 42 degrees.
Wind: Light Winds
Chance for rain tonight: 0%.
THURSDAY: Sunny and warmer.
High: 74 degrees
Wind: Northwest at 6 to 12 mph.
Chance for rain: 0%.
7 P.M. Clear skies - temperatures will be in the low 70s with Northwest winds at 3 to 6 mph. Sunset is 8:50 P.M.
FRI.....................74.......Partly cloudy with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm in the morning and again in the late afternoon - chance for rain is 20% all day.
SAT.....................72.......Partly cloudy with a chance for an isolated thunderstorm during the day - chance for rain is 20%.
SUN.....................71.......Partly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the late afternoon and evening - a Strong thunderstorm is possible too - chance for rain is 40% in the late afternoon and evening.
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.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/27/2009
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.