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** Some Strong Storms possible Wednesday afternoon and evening with the potential to produce heavy rainfall and damaging winds - cooler, less humid and pleasant weather arrives Thursday.
** Lake water temperatures are in the 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 78 degrees and an average low of 56 degrees on July 1st to an average high of 81 degrees and average low of 58 degrees on July 31st. Jonathan Yuhas
TODAY: Partly cloudy and turning less humid in the late afternoon.
High: 83 degrees ( - dew points near 60 degrees before noon and 57 degrees in the afternoon )
Wind: West-Northwest winds at 5 - 10 mph.
Chance for Rain today: 0%.
** The UV Index today is 8, which is HIGH, meaning you can sunburn in 15 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.
7 P.M. Weather: Partly cloudy and turning muggy again with dew point temperatures rising back to near 60 degrees - temperatures will be around 80 degrees with West-Northwest winds at 4 to 8 mph. Sunset tonight is 9:02 P.M. - chance for rain is 0%.
TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible after 4 A.M.
Low: 64 degrees.
Wind: Light winds.
Chance for rain tonight: 40% after 4 A.M.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms - a few of the storms could be SEVERE in the afternoon and early evening.
High: 77 degrees ( dew point temperatures will be near 63 degrees - muggy ).
Wind: South at 4 to 8 mph then Southwest at 6 - 12 mph in the late afternoon - higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain: 80% all day.
7 P.M. Mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the area - some Strong storms in the area too through 9 P.M. - temperatures will be in the low 70s with West-Southwest winds at 4 to 8 mph. Sunset is 9:02 P.M. Chance for rain is 80% before 8 P.M. then 60% after 9 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
THURSDAY..........................78.....Partly cloudy to sunny and less humid.
FRIDAY................................79.....Sunny to partly cloudy with low humidity.
SATURDAY...........................80....Sunny to partly cloudy with a slight chance for isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon - chance for rain is 40%.
SUNDAY...............................80...A mix of clouds and sun with a chance for scattered thunderstorms - chance for rain is 60%.
Average high through the extended period is 78 degrees and the average low is 56 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....78 degrees
Average low:.....56 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 7/06/2010
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.