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    Cloudy, Stormy Election Day For Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando

    By By Brian Edwards, Meteorologist
    November 06, 2012, 5:45:23 AM EST

    A low pressure system will produce areas of rain and thunderstorms on Tuesday for much of northern Florida, creating a messy Election Day for most residents.

    This is the same low pressure system that will become a nor'easter and bring significant coastal flooding to the New Jersey coast Wednesday into Thursday.

    Rain and thunderstorms will quickly overspread northern Florida, arriving in Tallahassee by daybreak and Jacksonville by the mid-morning hours.

    Storms will then spread into cities like Tampa and Orlando by the midday and afternoon hours.

    The overall severe weather threat appears low at the present time due to precipitation arriving in the morning, which would limit daytime heating.

    If there are any isolated severe storms, they would most likely develop in advance of the steadier rain over the central part of Florida, perhaps affecting Tampa, Orlando and Daytona Beach.

    The bigger story will be the soggy travel conditions as folks head out to area polling places to vote. Travel along Interstates 75, 4 and 95 will be slick. Residents will need to prepare for delays and slow-downs with the rain falling.

    Drier and more pleasant weather will move in by Wednesday and persist through the end of the week.

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