Chance of rain, thunderstorms on muggy Election Day

Election Day weather is expected to by warm and muggy with a chance of morning and afternoon showers or thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service in State College.

The primary election forecast is a bit different from four years ago when voters cast ballots for City Council, borough councils, school board directors, township supervisors and Lycoming County’s sheriff.

In 2009, voters woke up to a chilly – but dry – 33 degrees with a high of 73, said John LaCorte, weather service forecaster.

Today’s high will be near 86 degrees. Showers are possible through 2 p.m., with the potential for thunderstorms to roll in later in the day with warmer temperatures.

LaCorte said any rainfall would not be long-lasting or torrential.

“We’re not looking at widespread, heavy amounts,” he said.

Voter turn out four years ago for the primary election was at 27 percent in Lycoming County, according to Sandy Adams, county director of voter services and elections.

People who spoke with the Sun-Gazette Monday evening didn’t seem enthused about the prospect of voting.

Keri Nelson, of Watsontown, said she didn’t have plans to go to the polls.

“There was nobody I was interested in,” she said.

John Ward, of Canton, also said he would not cast a vote today. He said he soured on politics after the present administration took the White House.

“I was bummed out,” he said.

Lycoming County has 86 polling places in operation today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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