A special election to replace late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey can be held this October, a state court has ruled.
Thursday's ruling in favor of Gov. Chris Christie's scheduling puts the special election on the calendar for Oct. 16.
But the ruling could be appealed.
Some Democrats think it should be held on Nov. 5, the day voters head to polls for general elections.
Four Democrats and two Republicans have filed petitions to run to complete Lautenberg's term.
Early polls show Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat, as the front runner.
Lautenberg died last week at the age of 89.
Rain at times expected tonight, Friday, and early Saturday. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Expect unsettled weather through Saturday morning as waves of showers and thunderstorms move through the area. Some of the storms may bring heavy downpours late tonight and again Friday afternoon.
Friday is still humid but by Saturday much cooler air moves in making it feel more like fall. Sunday is nice with a cool breeze and unseasonably low temperatures which last though early next week.