Election Day will be the warmest day of the week

Temperatures were in the lower 60s by mid-afternoon

(WOOD file)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hopefully you took advantage of the beautiful day Tuesday. 22News was out in the mild air to find many people enjoying the weather while voting.

Hopefully you were able to get out and enjoy this mild air Tuesday. With Tuesday being Election Day it made it easier for people to get out and vote.

Soak up the sun and mild air while its here because this warm air isn’t here for long. Temperatures by 12:30 Tuesday afternoon were already in the lower 60s, surpassing our average high temperature for this time of the year, which is in the lower 50s. This made western Massachusetts a good 5 to even 10 degrees above average for early November.

Many people 22News talked to Tuesday thought the mild air and sunshine couldn’t have come at a better time than Election Day.

Ryan Maccollum, from Longmeadow, told 22News, “The better the weather the more people come out and vote, the more people who vote the better it is for everyone.”

After talking with many people at the polls Tuesday, they said the weather not only made it easier for them to come out and vote but think it made an overall difference in the turn out here in western Massachusetts.