HOUSTON - There's an elephant in the room: Election Day is tomorrow and you'd be a real "donkey" not to cast your vote when the weather will be nice for most of us.
Abraham Lincoln said, ''Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their backs on the fire and burn their behinds, then they'll just have to sit on their blisters.''
Four years is a long time to wait.
As many of us set out to cast our votes tomorrow, most of the country looks very good with just a few areas dodging rain showers.
Locally, disturbed weather will remain in the forecast with overcast skies and temperatures at or slightly below mid November levels. That means highs remaining in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 50s. Given the cloudy skies, it will likely feel cooler during the afternoon with scattered showers dancing around the Houston area.
Rain chances remain in the low category level with most of us remaining dry.
Tuesday looks quiet in all the Rocky Mountain states west to the Pacific. The east coast from New England to Florida will be quiet as well. This will bode well for high turn out, including the swing states of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, New Hampshire and Nevada.
As I wrote about this past weekend, Mother Nature's say in the election can be decisive, especially in the swing state of Michigan where adverse weather tends to limit the minority turn out.
So with the weather being fairly quiet, it's important for you to go vote. A lot of people have lost friends, have seen their facebook friend count dwindle and twitter accounts blocked. Are you going to let it be all for nothing? You certainly can't blame the weather this year!