** More thundertorms will develop later today during the afternoon - Severe weather is not expected at this time but some of the storms could be a bit strong between 2 P.M. and 7 P.M. producing hail, frequent lightning, gusty winds and brief heavy downpours of rain. Areas of fog will develop later tonight.
** 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: Partly cloudy with with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible at anytime especially this afternoon - some of the storms could be Strong and produce hail, gusty winds, frequent lightning and some heavier downpours of rain - widespread Severe weather is not expected but be prepared to move indoors if a storm approaches.
High: 78 degrees.
Wind: West-Northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance for rain today: 20% before noon then 40% noon through 2 P.M. and 70% 3 P.M. through 8 P.M. then less than 20% after 9 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: Partly cloudy with spotty showers and thunderstorms in the area - some of the storms could produce hail, brief heavy downpours of rain and frequent lightning - temperatures will be near 70 degrees with West-Northwest winds at 3 to 6 mph but higher gusts possible near thunderstorms - chance for rain is 70%. Sunset tonight is 8:54 P.M.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11 P.M. Areas of fog will develop later tonight.
Low: 57 degrees.
Wind: Light Winds.
Chance for rain tonight: 80% through 8:00 P.M. then 20% 9 P.M. through sunrise Thursday.
THURSDAY: Areas of fog in the morning through 8 A.M. then partly cloudy with a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
High: 82 degrees.
Wind: West-Southwest at 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain: 20% 12 P.M. through 3 P.M. then 40% 4 P.M. through 6 P.M. and 60% the rest of the evening through sunrise Friday.
7 P.M. Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the area - temperatures will be in the mid 70s with West-Southwest winds at 6 to 12 mph - chance for rain is 60%. Sunset is 8:53 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
FRI....................78........Breezy with a mix of clouds and sun with a chance for Scattered thunderstorms - chance for rain is 40% all day.
SAT....................72........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 7/22/2009
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.