** Some Strong thunderstorms are possible this weekend - scattered thunderstorms will be in the area Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The main threat with the storms will be heavy downpours of rain and frequent lightning but some could produce damaging winds.
** There will be a large contrast in temperatures this weekend north and south of Bay Lake - south of Bay Lake it will be much warmer and more humid with temperatures in the 80s and high humidity. Farther north and east closer to Lake Superior it will be wet and cool with temperatures in the 50s and 60s.
** Lake temperatures are holding 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: Partly cloudy and pleasant.
High: 77 degrees.
Wind: Northeast at 4 to 8 mph.
Chance for rain today: 0%.
** 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 - chance for rain is 0% - temperatures will be in the mid 70s with Northeast winds at 4 to 8 mph. Sunset tonight is 8:37 P.M.
TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms possible after 9 P.M. but more likely after midnight.
Low: 58 degrees.
Wind: Southeast 6 to 12 mph but higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain tonight: 20% 9 P.M. through 11 P.M. then 50% 12 A.M. through 3 A.M. and 70% 4 A.M. through 9 A.M.
FRIDAY: Breezy with partly to mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers and thunderstorms - some of the storms could be Strong. Turning more humid in the laet afternoon.
High: 71 degrees.
Wind: Southeast at 8 to 16 mph with higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain: 80% all day.
7 P.M. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 80% - temperatures will be in the upper 60s with East-Southeast winds at 7 to 14 mph. Sunset is 8:36 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
SAT....................74........Humid with partly to mostly skies and scattered thunderstorms at times - some of the storms could be Strong to Severe - chance for rain is 90%.
SUN....................81........Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for scattered thunderstorms - chance for rain is 60%.
MON....................81........Partly cloudy with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms - chance for rain is 30%.
TUE....................82........Partly cloudy and less humid.
Average high through the extended period is 79 degrees and the average low is 55 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....80 degrees
Average low:.....56 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 8/06/2009
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.