Weather

Election Day forecast: Soggy, cool and cloudy

Posted November 3, 2008 10:30 p.m. EST
Updated November 4, 2008 5:56 a.m. EST

— 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.