Posted November 3, 2018 2:39 p.m. EDT
A strong storm will pass across the Midwest on Sunday, bringing rain and 35 mph wind gusts. Colder air around the northern edge of the storm system will allow the rain to mix with and change over to snow across northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The trailing cold front will create thunderstorms from the middle Mississippi Valley southward through the lower Mississippi Valley. Thunderstorms are also expected along the Texas Coast. Cooler, dry air will follow the front with some sunshine for the Plains.
A nice day is expected ahead of the front throughout the East with an area of high pressure over the Northeast extending down through Georgia and Alabama. Sunshine will be plentiful, but some clouds will arrive by the afternoon through the Southeast.
A batch of moisture moving through Florida will bring in some humidity along with a couple of showers and thunderstorms.
The Northwest will remain unsettled with rain through western Washington and Oregon. Rain and even some snow will move through the northern Rockies. Farther south, it will be warm with sunshine throughout the Southwest.
Focus: Election Day Outlook
Storms will sweep from the central to the eastern United States, on Election Day. Rain will soak the Great Lakes region, while heavy to locally severe thunderstorms will erupt to the south. The west will be fairly dry, with just a few rain or snow showers in the Northwest.