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A Tranquil Election Day Forecast for Most of the Country

7 Nov 2016, 1:23 pm

In less than 24 hours, many Americans will be headed to the polls to cast their ballots on Election Day. Other than a few showers in Ohio, Lower Michigan and Northwest Pennsylvania, dry weather will be found in most of the key battleground states. Showers and some thunderstorms will be moving through the Plains and Deep South, but only Louisiana will see areas of heavy rainfall. No snow is expected anywhere in the lower 48 states – a rarity for an Election Day.

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Temperatures are expected to be well above average across most of the nation. Some record highs may be recorded  in the West and Plains.

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In the key battleground states, temperatures look mild as well. Florida will see sunshine and high temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

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Early voters in Virginia and North Carolina will be greeted with some chilly temperatures in the 30s & 40s, but the afternoon will be delightful with only a few clouds. Highs will reach into the 60s and low 70s.

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Morning voters will find temperatures near freezing in New England, but afternoon highs will be slightly above normal, in the 50s and 60s. Abundant sunshine will be found.

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A front will move through the Corn Belt toward the Appalachian Mountains. Some showers will develop along the boundary in Ohio, Lower Michigan, and Northwest Pennsylvania. The front will be well east of Wisconsin and Iowa. Temperatures will still be above average, even with the cloud cover near the front.

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Warm and dry weather will be plentiful in the West. Pleasant 60s will be felt over most of Colorado and Nevada, but Las Vegas could approach a record high in the low 80s.

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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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