**Strong storms moving into the Bay Lake area now and should continue through 6 P.M. then isolated thundrestorms possible this evening and those storms will likely be non-Severe. Some of the storms could produce damaging winds on the leading edge of the storms then heavy downpours of rain and cloud to ground lightning will be the major hazards. Jonathan Yuhas
The average temperature at Bay Lake in June goes from an average high of 72 and an average low of 49 degrees on June 1st to an average high of 79 and average low of 56 on June 30th. Lake temperature are still a bit cool - mostly in the low to mid 60s around Bay Lake but should be climbing into the more comfortable 70 degree range in the next 10 days. Jonathan Yuhas
TODAY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms - some of the storms could be Severe with frequent lightning, hail, heavy rain and damaging winds.
High: 84 degrees - heat index 86 degrees ( dew point 68 degrees - very humid )
Wind: Southwest 6 to 12 mph but higher near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain today: 100% now through 6 P.M. then 50% 7 P.M. through 11 P.M. and 20% 12 A.M. through sunirse ( 5:16 A.M. ) Wednesday.
** The UV Index today is 9, which is VERY HIGH, meaning you can sunburn in 10 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.
7 P.M. Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy and humid with scattered thunderstorms - chance for rain is 50% at 7 P.M. then decreasing to 20% after 12 A.M. - temperatures will be in the upper 70s. Wind: Southwest at 6 to 12 mph but higher gusts near thunderstorms. Sunset 9:11 P.M.
TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms - some of the storms may be Severe especially in the early evening. The risk for thunderstorms will decrease late tonight.
Low: 64 degrees.
Wind: West-Northwest 6 to 12 mph but higher gusts likely near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain tonight: 100% now through 6 P.M. then 50% 7 P.M. through 11 P.M. and 20% 12 A.M. through sunrise ( 5:16 A.M.) Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the morning then partly cloudy and less humid during the afternoon.
High: 83 degrees - heat index 83 degrees ( dew point temperatures will be in the more comfortable upper 50s )
Wind: West-Northwest at 6 to 12 mph.
Chance for rain: 80% at sunrise then 60% before 7 A.M. through 10 A.M. then 30% at noon and less than 10% the rest of the day.
7 P.M. Partly cloudy - chance for rain is 0% - temperatures will be in the upper 70s with West-Northwest winds at 6 to 12 mph. Sunset is 9:11 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
THU.....................84.......Sunny to partly cloudy and pleasant.
FRI.....................85.......Partly cloudy with a chance for isolated thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening - chance for rain in the afternoon and evening is 40%.
SAT.....................80.......Cloudy with isolated thunderstorms in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon - chance for rain in the morning is 40%.
Average high through the extended period is 79 degrees and the average low is 55 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....78 degrees
Average low:.....54 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 6/23/2009
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.