** Lake temperatures are running in the low 70s around Bay Lake.
The average temperature at Bay Lake in July goes from an average high of 81 and an average low of 58 degrees on August 1st to an average high of 73 and average low of 52 on August 31st. Jonathan Yuhas
TODAY: Partly cloudy through noon then partly to mostly cloudy the rest of the afternoon with a chance for isolated thunderstorms after 3 P.M.
High: 79 degrees.
Wind: Southwest at 8 to 16 mph.
Chance for rain today: 20% 4 P.M. through 6 P.M. then 60% 7 P.M. through 8 P.M. and 90% 9 P.M. through 8 A.M. Saturday
** The UV Index today is 6, which is MODERATE, meaning you can sunburn in 25 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.
7 P.M. Weather: Mostly cloudy with a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 60% - temperatures will be in the mid 70s with Southwest winds at 7 to 14 mph. Sunset tonight is 8:45 P.M.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 55 degrees.
Wind: West 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 90% 9 P.M. through 8 A.M. Saturday then 30% 9 A.M. through 2 P.M.
SATURDAY: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning then a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon with windy conditions.
High: 71 degrees.
Wind: Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
Chance for rain: 90% at 8 A.M. then 30% 9 A.M. through 2 P.M. and less than 20% the rest of the day.
7 P.M. Decreasing clouds and winds with cool conditions - temperatures will be in the mid 60s with West winds at 5 to 10 mph - chance for rain is 0%. Sunset is 8:44 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
SUN....................75........Partly cloudy with a slight chance for scattered thunderstorms during the afternoon - chance for rain in the morning is 20% and 50% in the afternoon.
MON....................75........Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning then partly cloudy during the afternoon - chance for rain is 30% in the morning.
TUE....................75........Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and evening - chance for rain is 30%.
Much warmer weather will move into the area after August 6th and a string of days of +80 degree weather will move back into the area.
Average high through the extended period is 81 degrees and the average low is 58 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....81 degrees
Average low:.....58 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 7/31/2009
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.