Cool start to week; clouds but little rain set for Election Day

Posted November 4, 2012 10:01 p.m. EST
Updated November 5, 2012 5:26 a.m. EST

— Cool, cloudy weather will kick off the work week, and a few showers could creep in late on Election Day and throughout Wednesday.

Monday will set the tone for the first half of the week.

"Despite the sunny skies, temperatures will be staying cool, with afternoon temperatures only in the 50s. And we stay cool through Wednesday," WRAL meteorologist Amiee Wilmouth said.

Election Day keep highs around 54 degrees, with cloudy skies. "A lot of people headed out to the polls. It should be mainly a dry day," Wilmoth said.

Isolated showers could fall starting Tuesday evening, mainly in southern counties. The rain will get heavier and more widespread on Wednesday, when the high will again be in the mid-50s.

On Thursday, the clouds will break, and mild weather return. The mercury will hit around 60 degrees Thursday and keep going up through the weekend, rising to nearly 70 degrees next Sunday.