Mild and dry for Election Day

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It has been a very nice afternoon and the evening will be just as pleasant for most but can’t rule out a sprinkle or two for a few hours. Clouds that are hanging around will start to break up. The breeze should quiet down a bit. Winds out of the west-northwest will shift more to the west and clouds will become few and far between further into the overnight. Warm front moving northeast to our west will help to produce somewhat milder temps overnight. For the evening, remember with the time change, the sunset will now be around 5:02pm so expect temps to cool quickly into the mid 40s by 10pm.

High pressure sitting just to our south will bring light winds from the west. With just a few scattered clouds, lows will not be as cold in the upper 30s to low 40s. Plenty of sunshine despite mid and high level clouds drifting in slowly from the west.

DMA Lows Tomorrow
Election Day should be the mildest day in the mid 60s of the week with a wind shift more to the southwest. Clouds will continue to spread in from the west especially in the afternoon and evening as our next front approaches. By tomorrow evening, skies will be partly cloudy but we do remain dry.

Hour by Hour
Cold front comes in Wednesday and while we will see plenty of cloud cover our rain chances are slim. Highs should warm to the upper 50s to low 60s. There could be a few drops late in the day. Front looks to hover over the area and by Thursday, an area of low pressure develops along it bringing our next best shot of rain. A clipper system will also be approaching late week, this feature will help to push through the front and bring a return of drier air by Friday late morning. There could be some isolated showers very early Friday morning. Highs Thursday will be cooler in the upper 50s while even chillier air arrives for the end of the week as the next trough sets up over us late Thursday into Friday. Highs are even cooler in the low 50s.

Saturday will be dry with mostly sunny skies and highs certainly cooler around 50. A potent upper level trough and associated clipper will dive in for Sunday bringing even chillier air and a return of showers. Models differ on the development of a coastal low along the Carolina’s but we’ll be watching this week how this transpires and keep you posted. For now, it appears Monday will be dry with highs both Sunday and Monday in the upper 40s.

Weekend Outlook
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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