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USStormy Election Day unfolding in the East; 1 dead as violent weather lashes South

18:16  06 november  2018
18:16  06 november  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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1 dead as severe storms lash South ; stormy Election Day expected in East . Severe thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rain across the eastern U.S. could Overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, violent storms in Tennessee killed one person in Rutherford County. At least two others were injured.

Severe thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rain across the eastern U.S. could impact voter turnout in Tuesday's midterm elections, according to an AccuWeather analysis.

The possible storms in the Mid-Atlantic could affect up to 5 million people, the Storm Prediction Center said. Damaging wind gusts and even tornadoes may hit the area, the center said, while isolated gusts may strike the Carolinas and eastern Gulf states. Marginally severe hail may also occur late Tuesday in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Severe storms, tornadoes rattle Deep South, leaving 2 dead and 100,000 powerless

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A significant storm system is taking shape over the middle of the country and it could bring nasty weather to the Northeast, Midwest and South on Election Day .

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Violent storms in Tennessee early Tuesday killed one person in Rutherford County and injured at least two others. More than 50,000 customers in Tennessee were without power Tuesday morning, according to PowerOutage.us.

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Weather causes nearly 20 percent of the change in voter turnout on average, according to AccuWeather data scientist and meteorologist Tim Loftus.

Those 65 and older, 18- to 24-year-olds and African-Americans are among the most sensitive to severe weather conditions, Loftus said.

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The final day of the Memorial Day holiday weekend will feature stormy weather over parts of the South and East , while parts of the West sear in Memorial Day Weekend Weather Pattern. At the same time, a northward bulge in the jet stream over the West Coast will keep much of that region

In Florida's Panhandle, showers and thunderstorms may prevent people from walking to polling stations or waiting outside to vote. Throughout the state, Loftus said the muggy conditions expected Tuesday have been associated with lower voter turnout in the past.

Higher humidity has also led to lower voter turnout in Mississippi, where sticky air is expected to remain in the state's southernmost areas on Tuesday. Although northern and central parts of the state can expect lower humidity, residents could be dealing with storm damage and outages.

To the north in New York, rain and wind gusts as high as 50 mph Tuesday could also deter voters, Loftus said. Before the storm progresses with the day, warmer-than-average early-morning temperatures may be more favorable for voting.

On Monday, there were four reports of tornadoes across the South in Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee.

Potent storm to impact states with key races in 2018 Midterm Elections

Potent storm to impact states with key races in 2018 Midterm Elections Voter turnout for Tuesday's midterm elections may be affected as a potent storm unleashes rain, strong winds and potentially violent thunderstorms across the eastern and midwestern United States. According to research, weather influences some voters' response when making a decision to head to the polls. "Weather was found to be, on average, nearly 20 percent of the change in voter turnout based on our analysis," according to AccuWeather Data Scientist and Meteorologist Tim Loftus. "Democrats are more weather sensitive, when compared to Republicans, and among the most weather-sensitive were African-Americans, those 65 and older and 18-24 year olds," he said.

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(FORECAST: Severe Weather Threatens the South ). The Polk County sheriff labeled the area a "disaster zone" and confirm that there have been a The sheriff notes that power lines are down and several buildings have been damaged in the county. The NWS also confirmed tornadoes in Athens

Contributing: The Associated Press

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