** The lack of sunshine, cooler temperatures and scattered showers will keep the Severe weather south of Bay Lake this evening. Scattered thunderstorms will be in the area tonight but not expected to be Severe although look for frequent lightning and heavy downpours of rain at times through 10 P.M. then the risk for thunderstorms will decrease after midnight.
** 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: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
High: 72 degrees.
Wind: East-Southest at 9 to 18 mph but higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain today: 100% now through 10 P.M. then 60% 11 P.M. through 12 A.M. and 10% 1 A.M. through sunrise Monday.
** The UV Index today is 1, which is LOW, meaning sunburn not likely.
7 P.M. Weather: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 100% - temperatures will be near 70 degrees with East-Southeast winds at 8 to 16 mph but higher gusts near thunderstorms. Sunset tonight is 8:43 P.M.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms early then partly cloudy after 2 A.M. with some patchy fog.
Low: 57 degrees.
Wind: West 7 to 14 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 70% 6 P.M. through 9 P.M. Saturday then 40% 10 P.M. through 12 A.M. and less than 10% after 1 A.M.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy and breezy.
High: 77 degrees.
Wind: Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
Chance for rain: 0%.
7 P.M. Partly cloudy - temperatures will be in the mid 70s with Northwest winds at 7 to 14 mph - chance for rain is 0%. Sunset is 8:41 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
TUE....................72........Cool again with partly cloudy skies and a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening - chance for rain is 50%.
WED....................72........Partly cloudy and cool for August.
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 8/02/2009
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.