Issued from the State:
State of Delaware offices in Sussex, New Castle and Kent counties will close today at noon. All non-essential state employees will be excused at that time. Non-essential employees scheduled to work shifts between noon Friday, August 26, 2011 and 5 p.m. Sunday, August 28, 2011 need not report. All essential employees are to remain at work and report for all scheduled shifts during this period.
This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southeast wind between 8 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday: Tropical storm conditions expected, with hurricane conditions possible. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 81. East wind 24 to 29 mph increasing to between 29 and 39 mph. Winds could gust as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.