Election Day 2016 Forecast

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It’s hard to believe, but election day is finally here! The weather shouldn’t get in your way as you head out to the polls, but it will be a small change from what we’ve experienced the past few days.

Rain Chances:


Election day rain chances

A cold front will be approaching the Valley Tuesday, but like the past few fronts, it won’t bring much rain. Moisture will increase in Western Alabama first, and with a few upper level impulses we might see a shower pop up near the Shoals and along the Alabama/Mississippi state line Tuesday morning. The chance for rain will slowly spread eastward through the day, but it will be tough to get enough moisture for a shower in Eastern Alabama. It’s not until Tuesday evening that the cold front will actually move in. That will bring a few showers into southern Tennessee Tuesday evening, but again there likely won’t be enough moisture to bring those showers further south.

GFS projected rainfall totals for Tuesday and Wednesday

Projected rainfall totals through Wednesday

As far as rain totals are concerned, they’ll be insignificant. If you’re lucky enough to catch a “heavier” shower you might pick up a tenth of an inch. Most of us will make it into Wednesday afternoon with only a trace of rain or no rain at all.


Cooling Down: Tuesday will still be a fairly warm day for November. The extra cloud cover will keep temperatures from warming up quite as much as they did Monday afternoon though. Most of us will still reach the low 70s, which is still a bit above the average high for this time of year which is in the upper 60s. Temperatures behind the cold front will drop back down into the upper 60s though, so the rest of work week past Tuesday will be seasonably cool.

Tuesday will be mild and mostly cloudy for election day

Polls are open from 7a.m. – 7p.m. Tuesday. It will be a cool start, a mild afternoon, and we’ll see more clouds than sun, but it’s still going to be a great day to exercise your right to vote!

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