Blog: Possible Storms On This Election Day

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Some deep moisture has moved into the viewing area since yesterday.  We started the morning with some patchy thick fog.  It was warm and humid with temps already in the 60s around sunrise.  A warm front has moved up from the south and into our region.

The front will continue to move north today.  Southerly winds will push the boundary up towards the D.C. areas.  We’ll be in the warm zone with high temperatures aiming for 80 degrees this afternoon.  We probably won’t break any records, but it will be way above the average of 65 degrees.  We’ll have mostly cloudy skies with some breaks in the clouds at times.  There will be isolated showers between the morning and the early afternoon. Then during the late afternoon into the early evening we’ll have a line of showers and storms.  The cold front off to the west will move into the region during that time. We will be pretty warm and humid as the front rolls in.  Dew points have risen into the 60s.  So there will be a decent amount of instability.  Therefore we have a slight risk for the area for later today. 

The problem is that the storms may come through right when people are voting after work.

Keep in mind that an earlier run of Future Trak had the rain coming in about 2 hours earlier.  That could happen if the winds turn severe along the line.  If folks are waiting in line outside their voting station for a while, then they may have to briefly seek shelter.  Stay tuned to your wavy weather app and smart phones to get any alerts that may be issued.  The front will drop to our south later this evening. Then we’ll dry out overnight.  Lows will be mainly in the 50s with a few 40s.  Tomorrow will be very nice.  We’ll be partly sunny with highs near 70. We’ll be ok on Thursday.  Highs will be near 60.  So it will be cool.  We’ll be partly cloudy, but there may be some isolated showers.  A low chance though.  Rain will be likely again on Friday as another cold front moves towards the region. That front will cool us down even more for next weekend.  High temps will be in the 50s both days.  Sunday morning we may have widespread temps in the 30s.  Stay tuned.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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