** Cooler weather coming back into the area again this week 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: Sunny this morning then increasing clouds this afternoon with a slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm after 3 P.M.
High: 72 degrees.
Wind: Northwest at 6 to 12 mph.
Chance for rain today: 20% 3 P.M. through 8 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 to mostly cloudy with a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 20% - temperatures will be in the upper 60s with Northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Sunset tonight is 8:47 P.M.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Low: 54 degrees.
Wind: West-Northwest at 2 to 4 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 20% 6 P.M. through 8 P.M. then 70% 9 P.M. through sunrise Thursday.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy and very cool with with periods of rain and thunder.
High: 65 degrees.
Wind: West-Northwest 6 to 12 mph.
Chance for rain: 100% from 6 A.M. through 8 P.M.
7 P.M. Cloudy with a chance for showers and isolated thunderstorms - temperatures will be in the low 60s with Northwest winds at 4 to 8 mph - chance for rain is 80%. Sunset is 8:46 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
FRI....................75........Patchy fog in the morning then becoming partly cloudy and turning warmer - an isolated thunderstorm is possible during the afternoon - chance for rain is 20%.
SAT....................73........A mix of clouds and sun with a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms mainly before noon - chance for rain is 20%.
SUN....................70........Increasing clouds with scattered showers developing during the afternoon - very cool for July.
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 7/29/2009
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.