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**** Strong t-storms will approach Bay Lake from the west this evening after 8:30 PM - the area is under a Tornado Watch until 1 AM Saturday - the biggest Severe weather threat though is for frequent lightning, heavy downpours and wind gusts over 50 mph - be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions after 8:30 PM - s...ome of the rain will be heavy & hail is possible too. Check link for radar http://radar.weather.gov/radar_lite.php?rid=mpx&product=N0R&loop=yes- main Tornado threat will be south of Bay Lake near Little Falls area. Jonathan Yuhas
** Heat and humidity returns for the weekend along with thunderstorms and some of the storms could be Severe especially late Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.
** 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 early August.
During the month of August at Bay Lake the average high is 81 degrees and the average low is 58 degrees on August 1st then an average high of 79 degrees and average low of 56 degrees on August 15th and an average high of 74 degrees and average low of 53 degrees on August 31st. Jonathan Yuhas
TODAY: Sunny today with some smoky haze in the sky at times - the smoke haze is harmless smoke in the air from wildfires in Canada.
High: 80 degrees - not humid ( dew point temperatures in the more comfortable mid 50s )
Wind: North winds at 6 to 12 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: Clear skies with temperatures in the mid 70s and winds will be from the Northwest at 3 to 6 mph. Sunset tonight is 8:36 P.M. - chance for rain is 0%.
TONIGHT: Clear early then incresaing clouds after midnight with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm by sunrise Saturday.
Low: 58 degrees.
Wind: Light Winds.
Chance for rain tonight: 0% then 20% by sunrise Saturday.
SATURDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy and turning more humid with scattered thunderstorms at times mainly in the late afternoon and evening - some of the storms in the afternoon and evening could be Severe with damaging winds and heavy rainfall.
High: 82 degrees ( dew point temperatures will rise into the humid low to mid 60s ).
Wind: South winds at 6 to 12 mph.
Chance for rain: Chance for rain is 30% from sunrise ( 6:02 A.M. ) to 2 P.M. then 60% 2 P.M. to 7 P.M. then 90% the rest of the evening through Sunday morning.
7 P.M. Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the area and some could be Strong - temperatures will be around 80 degrees with dew point temperatures in the humid mid 60s. Winds will be from the South at 4 to 8 mph. Chance for rain is 90%. Sunset Saturday night is 8:35 P.M.
Extended Outlook for the Ruttgers area at Bay Lake, MN:
SUNDAY...................................88...Partly cloudy and humid with spotty thunderstorms especially in the morning and some could be Strong - chance for rain is 70% in the morning and 40% in the afternoon.
MONDAY..................................85...Partly to mostly cloudy and humid with scattered thunderstorms at times - some of the storms could be Strong - chance for rain is 60% all day.
TUESDAY.................................84...Partly to mostly cloudy and humid with scattered thunderstorms at times - some of the storms could be Strong - chance for rain is 50% all day.
Average high through the extended period is 80 degrees and the average low is 57 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....80 degrees
Average low:.....57 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 8/06/2010
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.