2017 Ohio Election Day weather in Cleveland: Will rain dampen voter turnout Nov. 7?

Sunday, 05 November 2017, 08:45:15 PM. What's the weather forecast for Election Day in Cleveland Tuesday, Nov. 7.

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland on Tuesday will head to the polls to decide whether to reelect Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to an unprecedented fourth, four-year term, facing off against Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed. But that's just one of the races to vote on for Tuesday's election day, locals will also be voting on Cleveland City Council seats and the controversial drug pricing Issue 2. Those heading the polls in Cleveland thankfully won't battle wet, snowy roads anytime during the 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. voting window for Cuyahoga County.

Weather is a huge indicator of voter turnout, as voters are much less likely to make it out in inclement weather. With the current forecast, that won't be an issue.

Still expect it to be chilly, however.

The day's high is predicted to top off in the upper 40s, with lows in the upper 30s and only a 10 percent chance of rain throughout. With slightly breezy winds, expect things to feel degrees cooler, especially with very cloudy skies in the forecast.

The dry weather is all thanks to a very strong, broad area of high pressure targeted over the central United States. Winds around high pressure at the surface tend to blow outward, and therefore air from above must sink to replace it. As that air sinks, it becomes very warm, dry and stable - the opposite of what showers require to form.

2017-ohio-election-day-weather-in-cleveland-will-rain-dampen-voter-turnout-nov-7 photo 1High pressure on Tuesday will keep skies rain-free in Cleveland. 

Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have!

Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @KellyRWeather.

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