** Cool weather will continue today but weather patterns will be changing the first week of August and by August 6th some warm +80 degree weather will return to the region after what has been a very cool July.
** 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 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: Mostly cloudy through the mid afternoon along with scattered showers at times then some peeks of sun during the afternoon with a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms but nothing heavy or long lasting expected.
High: 69 degrees.
Wind: Northwest at 6 to 12 mph.
Chance for rain today: 80% 9 A.M. through 12 P.M. then 40% 12 P.M. through 5 P.M. and 20% 6 P.M. through 8 P.M.
** The UV Index today is 3, which is MODERATE meaning you can sunburn in 60 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.
7 P.M. Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 20% - temperatures will be in the mid 60s with Northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Sunset tonight is 8:46 P.M.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with areas of patchy fog.
Low: 53 degrees.
Wind: Light Winds.
Chance for rain tonight: 20% 6 P.M. through 8 P.M. then 00% 9 P.M. through sunrise Friday.
FRIDAY: Patchy morning fog then warmer with sunny to partly cloudy skies and a chance for isolated thunderstorms after 5 P.M.
High: 77 degrees.
Wind: Southwest 6 to 12 mph.
Chance for rain: 20% from 5 P.M. through 9 P.M. then 70% 10 P.M. through sunrise Saturday.
7 P.M. Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for showers and isolated thunderstorms - temperatures will be in the mid 70s with Southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph - chance for rain is 20%. Sunset is 8:45 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
SAT....................73........Cloudy in the morning with scattered showers and thunderstorms until noon then partly cloudy in the afternoon - chance for rain in the morning is 80%.
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.
Much warmer weather will move into the area after August 5th 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 7/30/2009
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.