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    World Cup Viewing Forecast: US vs. Germany Thursday

    By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist.
    June 26, 2014; 10:20 AM ET

    The weather may kick around a few thunderstorms for fans trying to catch the United States versus Germany World Cup match, outdoors, on Thursday in the Midwest and East.

    Millions of soccer fans will not let a weekday game stop them from watching the noon EDT, Thursday match at home, work or their neighborhood bar.

    Thousands of fans will check out at least part of the match outdoors in cities across the nation during their breakfast, brunch or lunch break.

    Fans cheer after the United States scored a goal against Portugal as they watch the World Cup soccer match on a big screen television in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

    In general, a zone of showers and thunderstorms will affect the East Coast, portions of the Central states and the Northwest.

    There will be a risk of spotty showers and thunderstorms affecting outdoor venues in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Miami and Orlando. While these storms may only take up part of the daylight hours, there is a chance of a downpour with thunder and lightning while watching the game.

    Rain to Impact US vs. Germany World Cup Match Thursday
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    AccuWeather Forecast Maps

    Thunderstorms in late June are practically a given in Florida.

    "Storms are most likely around Miami at midday and could begin around Orlando before the game concludes," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck said.

    For fans watching the game outdoors in Chicago, any thunderstorms should hold off until after the game is over.

    Spotty showers across the Northwest may add to the cool outdoor conditions in Seattle and Portland, Oregon.

    AccuWeather.com MinuteCast™ has the minute-by-minute forecast for your exact location when showers and thunderstorms threaten. Type your city name, select MinuteCast™, and input your street address. On mobile, you can also use your GPS location.

    Some of the best weather for those fans looking to catch the game outdoors will be in coastal California. At outdoor venues around Los Angeles and San Francisco, morning low clouds will yield to midday sunshine.

    Forecast Temperatures for Start of US Versus Germany Match

    Temperature (F)
    New York City
    Los Angeles
    Washington, D.C.
    San Francisco

    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com


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