First Warning Forecast: A cool start to the week, then mild conditions for Election Day

Posted at 1:07 PM, Nov 07, 2016

A cool start to the week, then mild conditions for Election Day….Don’t let all of the sun fool you today. It’s chilly and windy, but some milder weather is on the way.

As we move through our Monday afternoon, expect mostly sunny skies. A few clouds are possible along the immediate coast, but no rain is in the forecast today. Highs will only reach the upper 50s today. Our winds will blow in from the north between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph.  Our winds will subside a bit by the evening under mostly clear skies. Low temperatures will drop into the upper 30s inland. However, most of us will see overnight temperatures in the 40s.

On Election Day, it’s going to be a chilly start to the day. Morning temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s. So grab a jacket or sweater before heading out to the polls Tuesday morning. As we move through the day, we’ll see plenty of sunshine, and our temperatures will gradually climb into the mid 60s.

By Wednesday, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 60s. A cold front will bring a chance for scattered showers Wednesday afternoon and evening. Most of the rain should clear the coast by late Wednesday night. Then, on Thursday, after a few morning clouds, we’ll see sunshine and highs in the lower 60s.

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny. Cooler and Windy. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds: N 10-15 mph, gusts to 20 mph.

Tonight: Mainly Clear and Chilly. Lows in the lower 40s. Winds: N 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly Sunny. Warmer. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: NW/W 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Sun and Clouds. Chance of Showers (30%). Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1953 Winter Storm: 7.3″ – Richmond (2 day period)

1985 Flooding: River Crest 30.76′ at Richmond City Locks

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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