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Nashville: 100 Percent Chance of Precipitation for the Second Debate

Tonight marks the second presidential debate at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Unfortunately, moderator Tom Brokaw and the two candidates are in for rain, preceding a cold front that should pass through Nashville on Wednesday. Weather has long had a psychological effect on the human psyche. How will this affect the debate? Will the rainy skies cast shadow on either candidate, making either seem unqualified? Will McCain make use of the thunder for dramatic effect? Or perhaps, Obama will show flashes of clarity with every lightning strike.

While Obama and McCain are on the campaign trail, we are still here in lovely Cambridge working on problem sets and research. With high pressure over New England for the next few days, we have a few lovely fall days ahead of us. A cool high pressure will build up over us on Tuesday, and bring frost advisories to regions on the outskirts of the Boston metropolis. The high pressure should dominate until a trough approaches on Wednesday bringing clouds by the evening and a slight chance of rain on Wednesday night and Thursday. However, it does not appear that there will be enough moisture to warrant anything more than scattered precipitation.

Extended Forecast

Today: Sunny with highs around. High 64°F (18°C).

Tonight: Clear with a low around 45°F (7°C).

Wednesday: Again sunny with a high around 74°F (23°C).

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Low in the mid 50s°F (13°C).

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. High in the mid 70s°F (24°C).