Rainy Election Day predicted in the region
Published: Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 8:23 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 8:23 p.m.
Showers will likely pour down on Election Day, but clear skies are expected starting Wednesday in the region this week.
A patchy fog is expected to roll in Monday morning, but will fade by the afternoon. Mostly sunny skies are expected for the rest of the day, with a 20 percent chance of showers around midnight. Temperatures will range from the high 70s to the low 50s in the Gainesville area. The air will be slightly warmer in Marion County with lows expected in the mid 50s.
A 70 percent chance of showers is expected on Tuesday. Rain will be led into the area by a low-pressure system coming from the Gulf of Mexico, according to meteorologist Phil Peterson of the National Weather Service.
A few isolated thunderstorms may arise on Tuesday, but meteorologists are expecting mostly showers, Peterson said.
Dry air is expected to follow the low pressure system after it moves through Gainesville and Ocala on Tuesday. Temperatures in Alachua County will range from high 60s to mid 40s. Marion County can expect temperatures in the low 70s to the high 40s. Wednesday’s temperatures will be similar to Tuesday’s.
Mostly clear skies will return on Wednesday and persist into Veterans Day. Temperatures will warm up slightly on Thursday. Highs will reach the mid 70s and lows are expected to stay in the mid 40s for both Ocala and Gainesville. Highs in the high 70s and lows in the low 50s are expected on Veterans Day in both areas.
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