Election Day 2018 Morning Forecast Discussion

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Happy Election Day! A broken line of showers is pushing across the area this morning and it passed through Meridian shortly before 4:30 with a wind gust of 31 mph reported at the airport. The severe weather threat is over for today, but the line moving through is capable of producing 30 mph wind gusts as shown at the airport. It will clear our area entirely around 7 a.m., and though a shower can’t be ruled out afterwards through the rest of the morning, expect to see gradual clearing as we head throughout our Election Day.

Highs will make it into the mid-70s for most of us today, but we’ll see a gradual cool-down throughout the rest of the week with especially cool conditions for the weekend. Until then, a series of disturbances will move through between Wednesday and Friday to bring us rain chances each day (including Thursday). Thunder can’t entirely be ruled out during this time frame, but no severe weather is expected.

A cold front will move through on Friday (again, no severe weather expected), and that will bring dry, but cold conditions for the weekend. In fact, we only look to make it into the mid-to-upper-50s on Saturday. The coldest morning at this time will be Sunday as temperatures are expected to drop into the mid-30s. If models trend colder, we could be talking about our first freeze of the season, so stay tuned to the latest forecast.