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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 in the mid to upper 50s 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: Sunny and pleasant.
High: 80 degrees.
Wind: East-Southeast at 6 to 12 mph.
Chance for Rain and Snow today: 0%.
** The UV Index today is 7, which is HIGH, meaning you can sunburn in 20 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block.
7 P.M. Weather: Increasing high clouds - temperatures will be in the mid 70s with East-Southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Sunset tonight is 8:41 P.M.
TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy.
Low: 52 degrees.
Wind: Light Winds.
Chance for rain tonight: 0%.
FRIDAY: Cooler with partly to mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance for a few sprinkles.
High: 73 degrees.
Wind: Southeast at 6 to 12 mph.
Chance for rain and snow: 20% for a few sprinkles during the day.
7 P.M. Partly to mostly cloudy skies - temperatures will be near 70 degrees with Southeast Winds at 5 to 10 mph. Sunset is 8:42 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
SAT........................80.......Partly cloudy and windy with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm at anytime - chance for rain is 10%.
SUN........................85.......Partly cloudy 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 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 45 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....70 degrees
Average low:.....44 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/20/2009
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.