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** Lake water temperatures are in the 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: Mostly sunny with a few cumulus clouds at times.
High: 83 degrees ( dew points near 60 degrees - slightly humid )
Wind: Light and variable winds.
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 pleasant - temperatures will be near 80 degrees. Sunset tonight is 8:57 P.M. - chance for rain is 0%.
TONIGHT: Increasing clouds with scattered thunderstorms developing after 4 A.M. - chance for rain is 60% after 4 A.M.
Low: 64 degrees.
Wind: Light early in the evening then increasing from the East-Southeast at 7 to 14 mph after midnight.
Chance for rain tonight: 40% after 4 A.M.
THURSDAY: Cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and thunderstorms through the day - a few of the storms in the afternoon could be Strong and produce some hail and high wind gusts.
High: 76 degrees ( dew point temperatures will be in the humid low 60s ).
Wind: Southeast at 9 to 18 mph and higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Chance for rain: 40% 4 A.M. through 6 A.M. then 80% the rest of the day and evening.
7 P.M. Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the area - temperatures will be in in the low 70s with East winds at 7 to 14 mph. Chance for rain is 80%. Sunset Thursday night is 8:56 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
FRIDAY..............................80...A mix of clouds and sun with a chance for scattered thunderstorms at times especially in the morning and afternoon - chance for rain during the day is 60% and 30% in the evening.
SATURDAY.......................80...Partly cloudy and less humid.
SUNDAY............................83...Sunny to partly cloudy and pleasant.
Average high through the extended period is 81 degrees and the average low is 58 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....81 degrees
Average low:.....58 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 7/21/2010
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.