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Weather: Vote Early If You Want to Stay Dry

By Cegeon J. Chan
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- Vote early. That’s what voters have been told, and now, Mother Nature may be suggesting the same. A low-pressure system is slicing across the country and, like Kerry and Bush, the storm has already hit up many “swing” states (Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.) This weakening storm will move into our region later tonight in the form of rain showers starting as early as 5 p.m. and lasting until the morning hours. So if you want to vote and stay dry, be sure to vote soon.

Once the storm clears early tomorrow morning, expect mostly sunny skies for Wednesday and Thursday, before another more organized storm affects the region on Friday. With colder temperatures, northern New England might actually see some snowflakes. But, in the meantime, other than some passing rain showers tonight, the next couple of days will remain dry with seasonable temperatures.

Extended Forecast:

Today: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance late afternoon rain showers. Much cooler with highs only around 50°F (10°C).

Tonight: Rain showers entering the region starting around 7 p.m. and lasting through the overnight hours. Winds could be gusting up to 30 mph after midnight. Lows in the mid 40’s°F (6°C).

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and breezy, with highs in the upper 50’s°F (14°C).

Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 40°F (5°C)

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50’s°F (12°C) and lows near 40°F (5°C).