Three more matches are set for Wednesday ranging from coastal Rio de Janeiro to Manaus in the Amazon.
The biggest weather concern of the day will be the match between Cameroon and Croatia, set to take place in Manaus during the evening. There will be a threat for showers, potentially even a heavy downpour during the match.
Another concern will be the combination of warmth and humidity that will make it feel quite sweltering at times for both participants and fans, despite the fact that the game is being played in the evening.
The other two matches, set to take place in Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, will feature dry weather with partial sunshine.
The match in Rio de Janeiro between Spain and Chile will also force competitors to deal with a sweltering combination of heat and humidity. While unlikely to result in any heat breaks, the option remains available at referee discretion.
The match between Australia and Netherlands, taking place in Porto Alegre, will occur with seasonable temperatures.
This weekend will be one of the busiest travel periods of the year across the country as millions people head home from Christmas travels.
A storm will bring bring the risk of flooding from Louisiana to Alabama this weekend, while rain may lead to travel delays in a large part of the South.
A winter storm affecting the United Kingdom will spread rain and disruptive snow to central Europe this weekend.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
While many bowl games will be played in warmer locales this year, there are others that will face cold and potentially wintry conditions in the Midwest and Northeast.
The air quality is expected to improve across India and Bangladesh next week, when a tropical threat looms.
Corpus Christi, TX (2004)
24 degrees: this broke the old daily record low of 26 set in 1983.
East Coast (1909)
Severe coastal storm - record high tides in New England. Dover, DE had 24" snow. Philadelphia, PA had 21" snow.
New York City (1947)
Severe snowstorm 25.8" at Battery, 32" in suburbs. Traffic completely stopped - removal cost $8 million 27 died.