Election Day forecast: Soggy, cool and cloudy

Posted November 3, 2008
Updated November 4, 2008

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— Voters heading to the polls Tuesday will need their umbrellas as they face rainy conditions caused by a low pressure system moving up the coast.

"We'll be cloudy and cool with rain likely throughout the day and temperatures climbing only into the mid to upper 50s," said WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

The weather is not expected to be severe, but will make it “unpleasant,” WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

“It’s not the type of adverse weather to prevent you from doing your civic duty,” he said.

Depending on the speed of the system moving up the coast, some areas may have a decrease in the chance of rain in the afternoon.

Tuesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy with showers possible.

Rain is in the forecast for most of central and coastal North Carolina through Wednesday.


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  • DOG Nov 4, 2008

    I hope Obama does win. I'm going to stop working and never have to worry about anything. Plus I want a new 32" TV and a Yamaha scooter. Isn't this a great country we live in ?

  • bs101fly Nov 4, 2008


    Oh YES we did!!!!

  • JaredsMom Nov 4, 2008

    Some of you will be waiting a long time if you're waiting on Barack's fairy tales to come true.

    Get out and vote!


  • 007KnightRider Nov 4, 2008

    VOTE, VOTE!!

    Obama/Biden 2008

    The Change We Need

  • keithcal Nov 4, 2008

    Or you could have just voted early and be sitting inside today, nice and dry. :-) Took 5 minutes when I went to vote early 10 days ago.

  • canesnut Nov 4, 2008

    I blame the Republicans for this lousy weather on election day. Those rats will stop at nothing to win an election!

  • tom8 Nov 4, 2008

    Make a poncho out of a trash bag! With a broad-brimmed hat you will be dry and warm. Take an extra for someone else in line. Give yours to the last person in line when you are through voting.

    The news staff could "model" these to encourage people to vote no matter what the weather.

  • TeresaBee Nov 4, 2008

    Please don't let this weather deter you from voting. Go out there and vote. Drive slow drive carefully. Wear your seatbelt, keep your headlights and windshield wipers on. You will be ok. Now go vote.

  • muttley - back by popular demand Nov 4, 2008

    vote obama and get checks for that new car you've had your eye on!!!! go obama!!!