Prediction: Generally good weather helps Democrats Barbara Boxer and Gray Davis. If it rains in Northern California, Republicans Matt Fong and Dan Lungren could win upsets.
Result: Good weather held, Boxer kept her Senate seat, and Davis won the governor's race.
Prediction: If it doesn't rain in Seattle, Democrats turn out for Sen. Patty Murray and she holds her seat.
Result: It didn't rain, and Murray fended off challenger Linda Smith.
Prediction: Cold but dry weather boosts Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold
Result: No rain and Feingold defended his seat.
Prediction: If it rains downstate but is clear in Chicago, Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun might steal a come-from-behind win.
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