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Weather - Vox Populi


Vox Populi

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

Mild and mainly dry weather on Election Day should help in getting out the vote. A surface high pressure system centered over the Carolinas will slowly move eastward and weaken. This will allow for a weak cold front to drift across our area just as the polls close and stall to our south on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a broad area of clouds and rain in the middle part of the country will bide its time in getting here. As the flow becomes southwesterly by Thursday, our stalled front will lift northward, with inclement weather to follow. There are signs of more stormy weather for early in the weekend but for now relatively tranquil and tepid days are on offer.

Election Day: Early glimpses of sun will give way to clouds, increasing throughout the day. Light westerly breezes will turn to southeast by afternoon. High 56F (13C).

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. Watch out for flashes and crackle of celebration and cheer. Partygoers will expect lows near 45F (7C) and perhaps a touch of fog by the dawn's early light.

Wednesday: Calm and cloudy morning with some breaks in overcast by early afternoon. Weak seabreezes will keep highs near 54F (12C).

Thursday outlook: Increasing clouds in advance of a warm front. Turning milder late with showers advancing in from the west. Highs near 60F (15C), lows in the upper 40s (89 C).