PM Update: Clouds Now, Rain Coming?
Election Day brings threat of unsettled weather
Clouds have covered much of the area today, helping to keep highs in the cool mid 50s (in the cloudier east) to near 60 (in the sunnier west). As low pressure continues to develop off the southeast coast, clouds will thicken across the entire area this evening and cool maritime air will remain locked in. Rain should hold off for a while, but it may start to get damp overnight.
Tonight: Cloudy skies continue and some areas of drizzle may form overnight. Chances of more meaningful precipitation increase a bit toward morning, especially south and southeast of town, though the real rain threat looks to hold off until tomorrow. Look for lows in the mid-to-upper 40s in the suburbs to around 50 or a couple degrees above in D.C. Winds will be light from the northeast.
Election Day: Conditions should deteriorate throughout the day, so it may be best to vote as early as possible. As low pressure moves up the coast, rain may (50% chance) overspread the region between mid-morning and noon. And by afternoon or evening, rain will be even more likely (70%) -- possibly falling moderately at times. Highs should reach the mid-to-upper 50s as winds continue to be light from the northeast.
Confidence in this forecast remains low to medium, but the odds for a wet day have increased as we get closer to the event.
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