Election Day now looks gray, rainy
Forecasters out in Sterling have changed their tune on Election Day weather. Where they saw mostly sunny skies in the forecasts issued on Friday, they now see "likely" rain for our region.
The culprit is a coastal storm that's brewing, well, off the Carolina coast. It's cranking up farther west, and closer to the coast, than originally forecast. It's the second time that's happened in the past week. Here's the radar loop.
Anyway, the circulation around the low is already bringing clouds and drizzle in off the Atlantic on northeast winds this morning, even though our barometer - far from the center of the low - is still quite high (30.51 and falling as I write this morning).
The rain chances continue to increase overnight tonight, reaching 60 percent for Tuesday and Tuesday night. Rain chances diminish by Wednesday, but hold around 30 percent for the rest of the work week, and right into Saturday. "Sunny" doesn't appear in the forecast again until Sunday. Sorry.