Election Day can always bring surprises, but the weather forecast is looking more settled than it has in some recent years. Parts of the state could see fleeting rain as a weak cold front pushes from west to east, but there’s no threat of heavy rain or storms across Virginia.
For Richmond and central Virginia, some predawn showers and morning clouds will give way to a mostly sunny and dry Tuesday. Hampton Roads and Tidewater stand a better chance for seeing some light rain after daybreak.
Temperatures at 7 a.m. will be seasonably cool across the state, but not as cold as the freezing lows that visited us over the weekend. Central Virginia will start the day with upper 40s or lower 50s. It will be a fairly mild start for the Tidewater region with widespread 50s. For the mountains, Tuesday’s lows could still dip to the 30s.
Afternoon highs will only make it into the 50s for most areas west of the Blue Ridge, but comfortable 60s are again in store for the Piedmont and Northern Virginia. Hampton Roads could approach 70.