First Alert Forecast: Clear Skies, But Turning Chilly for Election Day

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A huge high pressure system extends form central Canada across the Great Lakes and into the Ohio Valley.  This will keep dry air and clear skies centered over for Western New York.  However, the wind direction will change to a more northerly flow which will bring brisk temperatures into the 30s and 40s for Election Day.  As this high pressure system slowly moves east, the wind direction will shift to a more southerly direction.  Once again, the warmth will return to the area for the second half of the work week.

Tonight the winds will diminish with mainly clear skies and the temperature falling overnight. The low will be in the middle to upper 30s.  This looks to be good viewing conditions for the total lunar eclipse that will happens very early tomorrow morning.  The eclipse will begin at 5:16 a.m. Tuesday morning and last until 6:41 a.m. Election Day will feature less wind, but it will be a chilly day.  Look for plenty of bright sunshine and the temperature only rising into the upper 40s. 

Not your typical November weather as the sunshine will continue for Wednesday and Thursday.  Each day it will turn progressively warmer with readings expected near 60 degrees on Wednesday and near 70 on Thursday.  Veterans Day should be dry for most of the day, but a few showers may arrive by late afternoon and evening.  The temperature is expected to be in the upper 60s.

Stay tuned to News 10NBC First Alert for updates on the forecast.