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Meteorologists expect ‘clear and calm’ Election Day weather for Sacramento area

An Elk Grove sunrise on Monday signalled beautiful weather ahead.
An Elk Grove sunrise on Monday signalled beautiful weather ahead.

Sacramento area residents can expect clear skies and calm winds as Election Day is upon us, according to the National Weather Service.

While California has seen a surge in early voting, a record number of Californians are expected to vote. More than 18.7 million Californians have registered to vote, a state record.

“We might be seeing some morning fog, but that should be gone by late morning. Otherwise, a sunny day,” said Eric Kurth, NWS meteorologist.

Election Day will have a high of 74 degrees and wind should be mainly light, Kurth added. Anyone traveling through the Sierra should see clear road conditions and no snow fall over the week, Kurth said.

Veteran’s Day will be mostly sunny with a high of 72, Kurth said. Perfect weather for a day trip---all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone on Friday.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Calm wind.

Wednesday

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Light and variable wind.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Veterans Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

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