First Warning Forecast: Sunny and mild for Election Day, but cooler weather is ahead

Posted at 1:06 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 13:06:42-05

Sunny and mild for Election Day, but cooler weather is ahead….You couldn’t ask for better weather at the polls. After a chilly start to the day, temperatures will warm into the 60s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. But changes are on the way. Later tonight, a few clouds will move in all ahead of our next cold front. No rain is expected tonight though. Instead, we’ll feel the chill, with overnight lows in the upper 40s.

On Wednesday, have your rain gear handy. We’ll start the day with mostly cloudy skies and an isolated shower. Rain chances will ramp up a bit through the morning into afternoon as the front gets closer to the area. In fact, there could be some rain around during our afternoon commute Wednesday. High temperatures will be in the low and mid 60s.

By Thursday, after a few morning clouds, we’ll see sunshine through the afternoon. Highs will cool into the mid and upper 50s. On Veterans Day, highs will climb back into the mid 60s under mostly sunny skies. Then, another cold front will arrive by Friday, giving way to cool, breezy weather for the weekend.

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny and Mild. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: NW/W 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy and Cool. Lows in the upper 40s. Winds: W/SW 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers (50%). Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: SW/NW 5-15 mph.

Thursday: A Few Morning Clouds. Then, Mostly Sunny and Cool. Highs in the 50s. Winds:

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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Dominic Brown
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