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** After some Strong Storms this morning ( more bark then bite at Bay Lake ) more storms may redevelop during the afternoon and some could be Severe with heavy rain, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes - the greatest Severe weather and tornado threat today will be this afternoon through early this evening from St.Cloud through the Twin Cities and points southeast into western Wisconsin but even around the Bay Lake area some intense T-Storms may redevelop in the afternoon heating so be sure to monitor the updated forecast and be alert if out on the area lakes. Time frame for more storms is between 12 P.M. and 7 P.M. in the Bay Lake area. Severe thunderstorms are again possible in the Bay Lake area this Saturday July 17 evening. Jonathan Yuhas
** Lake water temperatures are in the mid to upper 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 July 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: Thunderstorms ending by 9:30 A.M. then windy and very humid with a mix of clouds and sun and a chance for thunderstorms redeveloping after the noon hour - some of the storms could be Severe and produce heavy rain and damaging winds - chance of rain 40% the rest of the morning then 50% at noon through 2 P.M. then 70% 2 P.M. through 7 P.M. then 40% 7 P.M. through 8 P.M. and less than 20% after 8 P.M.
High: 84 degrees ( very humid with a dew points near 65 to 70 degrees )
Wind: South-Southwest winds at 10 - 20 mph but higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for Rain today: 40% the rest of the morning then 50% at noon through 2 P.M.then 70% 2 P.M. through 7 P.M. then 40% 7 P.M. through 8 P.M. and less than 20% after 8 P.M.
** 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 with a very slight chance for a brief isolated shower/t-storm mainly southeast of Bay Lake - temperatures will be around 80 degrees with West winds at 10 to 15 mph. Sunset tonight is 9:00 P.M. - chance for rain is 0%.
TONIGHT: Clearing skies and less humid.
Low: 60 degrees.
Wind: West winds at 4 to 8 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 40% at 7 P.M. then 20% at 8 P.M. and 0% after 9 P.M.
THURSDAY: Sunny and breezy with lower humidity.
High: 82 degrees ( dew point temperatures will be in the non-humid mid 50s ).
Wind: West at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance for rain: 0%.
7 P.M. Clear skies with temperatures in the upper 70s and West winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance for rain is 0%.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
FRIDAY..............................86...Partly cloudy and more humid.
SATURDAY.......................86...Partly cloudy and humid with a chance for thunderstorms in the evening and some could be Strong - chance for rain is 20% 4 P.M. through 7 P.M. then 70% after 7 P.M.
SUNDAY..........................81...Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the morning then partly cloudy, breezy and less humid in the afternoon - chance for rain is 60% before noon and 20% in the afternon.
Average high through the extended period is 81 degrees and the average low is 58 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....80 degrees
Average low:.....58 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 7/14/2010
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.