Forecast: A warm, sunny Election Day for Tampa Bay voters, with little chance of rain

There should be plenty of sunshine throughout Election Day with only a slight chance of rain. As the polls open, temperatures are in the low 70s but will quickly rise up by the afternoon.
Published November 6 2018
Updated November 6 2018

As the polls open, voters can expect plenty of sunshine throughout the day and only a small chance of rain.

Morning temperatures are in the lower 70s under cloudy skies that will dissipate over the course of the day and yield to sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.

Expect to see temperatures rise to the mid 80s by the early afternoon with only a 10 percent chance of rain.

Overnight conditions are expected to get even more humid with a chance of some patchy fog over the inland locations around Hillsborough and Polk County, forecasters said.

Wednesday should continue to see warm and muggy conditions with a slight chance of rain. Scattered showers and isolated storms will have a 20 to 30 percent chance of popping up around the Tampa Bay area, forecasters said, and highs will continue to be a few degrees above normal.

Expect an increase in isolated afternoon showers during the second half of the week as a cold front pushes moisture and thunderstorms southeast. Temperatures will continue to be a few degrees above normal for the foreseeable future.


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