Blog: Election Day Forecast

Future Trak (This Afternoon)

Today voters will face a headwind from the weather.  (More figuratively than literally….errr more or less).  A cold front has moved to our south.  However, it is stalling out over North Carolina this morning.

Regional Weather Map

The wind has picked up out of the north/northeast at 5-15mph.  It will run like that throughout the day.  We have lots of clouds in the region.  Moisture is trying to push back north over the cooler airmass.  This is causing showers off to our west.  The rain showers will move east through the day.  So rain chances will keep increasing through the afternoon.

Rain Chances

Based off of the latest trends I may have to bump up the 11am and 1pm chance a bit.  Future Trak has the rain increasing in coverage between noon and 3pm.

Future Trak (This Afternoon)

The temps will be stuck in place.  They will mainly be in the 50s.  A few places could touch 60 again, but I doubt it. We started in the low 60s early.  These places will be limited.  We’ll have scattered showers tonight with lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.  Then tomorrow a weak area of low pressure will move east along the front.  We’ll have some more on and off rain showers.  High temps will be in the mid 50s.

Future Trak (Wednesday)

After a few early showers on Thursday, we’ll dry out in the afternoon.  We could pick up about a half inch up to an inch of rain before it ends on Thursday.

High temps will be in the upper 50s to near 60 on Thursday.  A second punch of colder air will move in by the weekend.  Highs will only be in the low 50s on Friday.  Friday night will be the coldest air of the season so far.  Low temps will be in the 30s.  We’ll probably see our first freeze in the area.  It will happen at least in inland locations.  We could even see it in parts of the metro.  Stay tuned for updates.  On Saturday high temps will only be in the upper 40s.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen temperatures like that.

Tropical storm Rina is in the central Atlantic.  It is moving north now.

Tropical Storm Rina

It will continue to move north over cooler ocean waters.  It will likely merge with a cold front on Thursday, and it will become extratropical.  It is no threat to land.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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