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Some warm days heading toward Ruttgers/Bay Lake starting over the weekend and continuing into next week - temperatures will be in the 80s and some spots in Minnesota could even see 90 degrees. Higher humidity and thunderstorms will also come along with the heat next week - some Strong storms are possible this upcoming Sunday and Monday near the Bay Lake area. Looking out farther it appears above average temperatures will continue into Memorial Day weekend.
** Lake water temperatures are near 60 degrees on Bay Lake right now and should warm into the low 60s by May 25. Usually 70 degree lake water is the point in which it is safe to swim and that temperature is often reached in June then lake water temperatures reach highest levels of about 80 degrees in July.
The average temperature at Bay Lake in May goes from an average high of 70 degrees and an average low of 45 degrees on May 20th to an average high of 76 degrees and average low of 54 degrees on June 20th. Jonathan Yuhas
TODAY: Mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles or light showers but nothing heavy or long lasting exptected. Some peeks of sun are possible at times today.
High: 71 degrees.
Wind: East-Southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance for Rain today: 20%.
** The UV Index today is 3, which is LOW, sunburn not likely today due to thick cloud cover.
7 P.M. Weather: Decreasing clouds - temperatures will be in the upper 60s with Southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Sunset tonight is 8:42 P.M.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with patchy fog late.
Low: 52 degrees.
Wind: Light Winds.
Chance for rain tonight: 0%.
SATURDAY: Partly cloudy, windy and warmer with a chance for isolated thunderstorms and some of the storms could be Strong in the late afternoon and evening.
High: 80 degrees.
Wind: Southeast at 12 to 24 mph.
Chance for rain: 30% after 4 P.M.
7 P.M. Partly cloudy skies with a few isolated thunderstorms in the area - temperatures will be in the upper 70s with Southeast Winds at 10 to 20 mph. Sunset is 8:43 P.M. Chance for rain is 30%.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
SUN........................85.......Partly cloudy and humid with a chance for scattered thunderstorms at anytime - some of the storms could be Strong - chance for rain at anytime is 40%.
MON........................84.......Partly cloudy and humid with a chance for scattered thunderstorms at anytime - some of the storms could be Strong - chance for rain at anytime is 40%.
TUE........................85.......Partly cloudy and humid with a chance for scattered thunderstorms at anytime - some of the storms could be Strong - chance for rain at anytime is 40%.
Average high through the extended period is 70 degrees and the average low is 46 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....70 degrees
Average low:.....44 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/21/2010
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.