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How often does USPS update its mail tracking?

I'm tracking an enevelope sent via the USPS with priority mail tracking. It's scheduled Delivery Day is today, but its 8PM and and there is nothing indicating that the mail was delivered today. The last known date and time tracked was a Depart USPS Sort Facility from two days ago. Should I be worried that my mail was not delivered today?  Or are the USPS  just slow to update the tracking information on the USPS website?

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It's possible, if you sent your mail on Friday and priority Mail said it would be delivered on Monday, that the mail is delayed by a day and gets delivered a day late on Tuesday. In this case the USPS tracking wouldn't update until Tuesday. USPS tracking will update in the morning just after mail has been delivered. For instance here's an example of USPS tracking:

November 19, 2013 , 10:17 am Delivered
November 19, 2013 , 9:58 am Available for Pickup
November 19, 2013 , 9:46 am Arrival at Post Office
16-Nov-13 Depart USPS Sort Facility
November 16, 2013 , 7:03 pm Processed through USPS Sort Facility
16-Nov-13 Depart USPS Sort Facility
November 16, 2013 , 12:37 am Processed at USPS Origin Sort Facility
November 15, 2013 , 5:27 pm Dispatched to Sort Facility
November 15, 2013 , 1:39 pm Acceptance

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