** Thunderstorms are coming! A line of non-severe thunderstorms will approach the Ruttgers/Bay Lake area around 6:30 P.M. The storms will look stronger than they really are but be prepared for some small dime size hail when the storms first move into the area around 6:30 P.M. along with some brief heavy downpours of rain and frequent lightning then a moderate rain will fall through 8:30 P.M. with rainfall amounts of .50" to 1" - some peeks of sun possible around sunset ( 8:56 P.M. ).
** Lake temperatures are running in the low to mid 70s around Bay Lake and should be in the upper 70s around July 25th.
The average temperature at Bay Lake in July goes from an average high of 79 and an average low of 56 degrees on July 1st to an average high of 81 and average low of 58 on July 31st. Jonathan Yuhas
TODAY: Breezy with increasing clouds and scattered showers and thunderstorms possible at times after 12 P.M. - nothing Severe expected but be prepared for lightning at times and some heavier downpours of rain.
High: 74 degrees.
Wind: South at 9 to 18 mph.
Chance for rain today: 100% 6:30 P.M. through 8:30 P.M.
** 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: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the area - some of the storms will produce some small hail around 6:30 P.M. then heavy downpours through 8:30 P.M. then lighter rain after that with some clearing around sunset - temperatures will be in the upper 60s with South winds at 8 to 16 mph but higher gusts possible near thunderstorms - chance for rain is 100%. Sunset tonight is 8:56 P.M.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms at times mainly before 9 P.M.
Low: 58 degrees.
Wind: South-Southwest at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 100% through 8:30 P.M. then 40% 9 P.M. through sunrise Tuesday.
TUESDAY: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning then a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon with a chance for isolated showers and thundrestorms redeveloping.
High: 74 degrees.
Wind: West-Southwest at 6 to 12 mph.
Chance for rain: 80% at 12 A.M. through 7 A.M. then 50% 8 A.M. through 12 P.M. and 20% the rest of the day.
7 P.M. Partly to mostly cloudy - temperatures will be near 70 degrees with West winds at 5 to 10 mph - chance for rain is 10%. Sunset is 8:55 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
FRI....................82........Partly cloudy with a chance for isolated thunderstorms - chance for rain is 30% all day.
SAT....................75........Cooler with partly to mostly cloudy skies and chance for spotty showers - chance for rain is 30%.
SUN....................74........A mix of clouds and sun.
Average high through the extended period is 81 degrees and the average low is 57 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....81 degrees
Average low:.....57 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 7/20/2009
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.