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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 11/ 3/2009

Forecast: Very nice weather for voters

By Matt Rogers

But trending cooler after today's 60s

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Today: Partly to mostly sunny. 60-64. | Tonight: Mostly clear and cool. 35-40. | Tomorrow: More sunshine, but cooler. 52-56. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


Pleasant weather is expected today, but some changes are impending that will yield a little bit more chill for the balance of the week, particularly for the overnight and early morning times. A push of cooler air from Canada will dominate the weather picture starting tonight through Friday. There is also a chance of clouds and showers later this week. Stronger warming trends and a hint of Indian Summer could return late this weekend and especially into early next week.

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Today (Tuesday): The best weather day of the week will greet voters headed to the polls. Though many of us will begin the day in the chilly 30s, partly to mostly sunny skies are expected with highs reaching into the 60s throughout the area this afternoon. Winds will be mostly calm, but will start arriving from the northwest later in the day. Confidence: High

Tonight: Mostly clear skies but cooler temperatures with lows in the 30s to around 40. Light winds will come mainly from the north. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...

Tomorrow (Wednesday): In the wake of a cold front, we should see mostly sunny skies. However, temperatures will be cooler with highs only in the middle 50s throughout the area. Look for more light breezes from the north. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy with brisk temperatures again. Look for lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Confidence: Medium-High


Thursday and Friday look very similar right now with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s. Variable cloud cover is expected though as a few disturbances work through the area. There is a 30% chance of showers on Thursday. Confidence: Medium

The latest trends for the coming weekend are both warmer and considerably drier than the soggy Halloween weekend (and the two weekends preceding it). Look for highs in the 50s to around 60 on Saturday and then low-to-mid 60s on Sunday. Skies should be partly to mostly sunny. Confidence: Low-Medium

A peek at next week shows the potential for an Indian Summer period with highs in the 60s and maybe even a few 70s especially in the first half. Confidence: Low

By Matt Rogers  | November 3, 2009; 5:00 AM ET
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If you are reading this, you obviously realize you haven't any reason to excuse yourself from voting today, right?

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | November 3, 2009 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Oops, you failed to post the "Nice Day" icon!

Yes I plan to vote later this afternoon...and Virginia is now a two-party state...but what happened to the Republican Party...I mean the REAL Republican Party??? Right now, we seem to have two parties...the Democratic Party and the fascist party...and Ken Cuccinelli is a bigger "fascist" than Bob McDonnell...I'm even beginning to wonder if there might not be a Mussolini or two on the Cuccinelli family tree...Too many Virginia "Republicans" nowadays seem to take their cues from the old "Democratic" Byrd machine.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | November 3, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

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