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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 08/ 5/2009

PM Update: Quiet Gives Way to Tricky

By Ian Livingston

Cooler and cloudier Thursday with some rain likely

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Another fairly typical August day is heading toward an end on a warm and muggy note. High temperatures rising mainly to the upper 80s are pretty close to average and skies have remained at least partly cloudy much of the day. Clouds will be on the increase however, and rain chances will tick up during the evening into the overnight, when some moderate to heavy rain is possible.

Radar: Latest regional radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here or on image to enlarge. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: Temperatures settle to near 80 around sunset as rain chances increase, though anything this evening should be fairly isolated or scattered. Rain chances increase overnight to around 50% as a compact but moisture-laden disturbance swings toward the area. Some locations may receive moderate to heavy rain after midnight into morning, with the highest threat of such over southern portions of the area and south.

Tomorrow (Thursday): As indicated this morning, tomorrow presents some forecasting challenges. The system that moves in overnight may linger through the day, or depart during the morning. Current indications are it lasts a while, so periods of rain are possible at least into early afternoon. Temperatures should be held down by clouds and precipitation with highs only rising to around 80, perhaps even only into the 70s.

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Hurricane Felicia: Though the Atlantic remains quiet, the same cannot be said about the Eastern Pacific. Hurricane Felicia hit major hurricane status today, reaching category 3 out over open water. The current 5-day map brings it toward Hawaii in a much diminished state.

By Ian Livingston  | August 5, 2009; 3:30 PM ET
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Rehoboth weather still looking good for the next few days?

Posted by: jhwpro | August 5, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

At least my big dance evening, Friday, looks quiet.

My thoughts: Felicia threatens Hawaii as a tropical storm or tropical depression in 3 or 4 days, if not broken up by the normally-cooler water near there. El Nino years are the most threatening seasons for tropical activity near Hawaii.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | August 6, 2009 12:35 AM | Report abuse

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