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** Severe T-Storms possible later this afternoon and evening. Be alert today to the potential for some Strong to Severe Thunderstorms in the Bay Lake area late this afternoon and evening. See forecast for details.
** Lake water temperatures are in the upper 60s to low 70s on Bay Lake right now. Usually 70 degree lake water is the point in which it is safe to swim - lake water temperatures at Bay Lake reach highest levels of about 80 degrees in July.
The average temperature at Bay Lake in June goes from an average high of 72 degrees and an average low of 49 degrees on June 1st to an average high of 78 degrees and average low of 56 degrees on June 30th. Jonathan Yuhas
TODAY: Partly to mostly cloudy and humid with a few isolated showers before noon then scattered thunderstorms developing after 4 P.M. and some of the storms could be Severe with frequent lightning, hail and damaging winds.
High: 83 degrees ( humid with dew point temperatures in the sticky low to mid 60s ).
Wind: Sout winds at 5 - 10 mph with higher gust near thunderstorms.
Chance for Rain today: 30% before noon then 70% after 4 P.M.
** The UV Index today is 6,which is MODERATE, meaning you can sunburn in 30 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.
7 P.M. Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the area - some of the thunderstorms could be Severe - temperatures will be in the mid 70s with Southeast winds at 4 to 8 mph. Sunset tonight is 9:03 P.M. - chance for rain is 70%.
TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms - some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.
Low: 65 degrees.
Wind: Southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 80% all night.
WEDNESDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy and breezy with spotty showers and thunderstorms at times. Chance for rain is 60% in the morning and 40% in the afternoon.
High: 80 degrees ( dew point tempertaures near 60 degrees - muggy ).
Wind: Northwest at 9 to 18 mph.
Chance for rain: 60% in the morning and 40% in the afternoon and 20% in the evening.
7 P.M. Partly to cloudy with isolated thunderstorms - temperatures will be in the mid 70s degrees with Northwest winds at 8 to 16 mph. Sunset is 9:03 P.M. Chance for rain is 20%.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
THURSDAY...................80.......Sunny to partly cloudy - chance for rain is 0%.
FRIDAY.........................80.......Partly cloudy with a chance for spotty thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening - chance for rain is in the late afternoon and evening is 40%.
SATURDAY.......................82......Partly cloudy with spotty thunderstorms mainly in the morning - chance for rain is 50% in the morning and 30% in the afternoon.
Average high through the extended period is 77 degrees and the average low is 55 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....76 degrees
Average low:.....54 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 6/22/2010
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.