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Election Day forecast

Grey skies and cooler temperatures

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It's Election Day here in Duval county. With dry, but gray, skies expected Tuesday, you have no reason not to get out to the polls and exercise your right to vote.

Afternoon temperatures are holding on the cool side, especially for coastal counties in the mid to low 60s. Light coastal showers are pushing onshore, especially from South Georgia down to Duval County, Florida. Most showers are too light for actual accumulations, but do require light use of the windshield wipers on roadways to the East of I-95. It'll be relatively cool today with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s -- held in check by the thick clouds over head.

Temperatures are expected to climb into the 80s heading into the end of the workweek.

BIG COOL DOWN:

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Taking a look at the model this morning, I want to point out the temperatures being highlighted in the yellow box. If you read Monday's story, I talked a bit about the temperatures expected heading into the weekend. The numbers showing this morning are a bit warmer than yesterday to which I agree with.

The model is indicating a high of 82 for both Wednesday and Thursday (left of the yellow boxes in the same row), 79 for Friday and then dropping to the low 60s for highs on Saturday and Sunday with clear skies as seen in the blue box (CL - Clear). 

While the high temperatures will be cool it won't be brutal. The sun angle is just too high and the insolation (incoming solar radiation) is too strong for 'cold' weather to set  in this far south this late in the season. However, we are monitoring the possibility of some frost in the rural areas of southeast Georgia and inland Florida zones near I-75. Frost advisories aren't totally out of the question heading into the weekend for some of us.

We'll continue to keep you updated at News4Jax.com.

My thoughts and prayers go out to those who were lost in Tuesday morning's plane crash in the French Alps where all 150 people are believed to be dead. Awful.