By Tom Precious
Here is this hour's surface weather map from the National Weather Service. It shows weather should not be a factor in most states as far as turnout goes. Only major exception among battleground states, as of early afternoon, is Wisconsin, where President Obama has had a narrow edge over Mitt Romney in recent polls; a line of rain and snow is moving across some parts of the state there.
As for New York, weather could play a major role in some contests. Not today's forecast, but the aftermath from last week's Hurricane Sandy. Most closely watching the effects of ongoing power outages, shuttered polling places and victims with other things on their minds besides voting include several state Senate races on Long Island, Queens and Westchester County.