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Election Day Weather

Quiet weather favors high turnout

Dry weather is locked in from Jacksonville to the northeast Election Day. Heavy rain will extend from central and Texas to portions of Louisiana and Arkansas.
Dry weather is locked in from Jacksonville to the northeast Election Day. Heavy rain will extend from central and Texas to portions of Louisiana and Arkansas.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a cool and breezy weekend temperatures will begin to warm into Election Day but the heat lays off in time for election lines. No rainy weather is in the forecast for us early in the week. Temperatures in the upper 50s and 60s will warm into the mid 70s during the afternoon. 

Florida and the rest of the east coast stays dry while downpours may deter some voters in part of the central and southern United States. 

Tranquil weather over much of the nation may help boost voter turnout among some demographics on Election Day 2016.

While Florida is looking at pleasant highs in the 70s, other areas across southern Arizona and the deep south may need a bottle of water to stay cool if the lines get too long. In contrast some light jackets will be worn from the northeast to Ohio and Michigan during the cool mornings. Highs range from the lower 50s around Boston, to the lower 60s around Washington, D.C.

No extreme temperatures anywhere this election but rain over the southern plains could slow turnout.

A storm system tracks slowly eastward across the Plains with the tail end will stalling and Texas could see heavy rain when heading to the polls.

Researchers say Republicans are less weather-sensitive then Democrats but this year the playing field should be even based on the tranquil weather.


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