Rain possible on Election Day - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Rain possible on Election Day

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Although Tennesseans early-voted in record numbers, there are still many people waiting to vote on November 8. If you're flocking to the polls in the Mid-South on Tuesday, be prepared to possibly dodge rain.

Rain will not be widespread, but scattered showers will be likely throughout the day. Rain will move in early Tuesday morning as a cold front interacts with a surge of gulf moisture. These showers will be spotty across the area for most of the afternoon and evening. It will not rain across the entire area all day, and some areas may stay completely dry. 

Since this won't be a wash-out, it should be pretty easy to plan your voting schedule around the rain. We recommend checking the interactive radar on your WMC Action News 5 Weather App before you go to your polling location. Also, you should carry an umbrella just in case you have to briefly wait outside.

With drought conditions in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi, we desperately need rain. October and September had less than two inches of rainfall, which is over 5 inches below normal. November is also starting out mostly dry with only trace rain amounts so far this month. Even with the front on Tuesday, rainfall totals will be under half an inch. 

Please continue to check back with the First Alert Weather Team for updates on rain chances on Monday and Tuesday. 

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