LIMA — 2 p.m., March 3 — Area elections officials are waiting to see if Tuesday's chilly weather will cool off what is shaping up to be one of the hottest primary races in memory.Weather prognosticators are calling for freezing rain and snow, leading the folks who take the region’s political temperature to temper their predictions for the primary turnout.“I was preparing for a lot of voters, but due to the weather report I’m expecting fewer,” said Linda Stutz, director of the Van Wert County Board of Elections. Even if the weather keeps some people away from the polls, Stutz and others still expect near-record voting today, fueled largely by the tight battle between Democratic hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Stutz said she wouldn’t be surprised to see close to a 50 percent turnout in today’s elections. Allen County Board of Elections Director Keith Cunningham expects similar numbers. Read more about this story in Tuesday's The Lima News.