The combination of heat and humidity will be uncomfortable at times for both players and fans in a pair of World Cup matches slated for Friday.
Matches taking place in Recife (Italy vs. Costa Rica) and Salvador (Switzerland vs. France) will force the competitors to deal with the hottest conditions of the day with Accuweather RealFeel® temperatures near 90 degrees.
It remains an option for heat breaks to be issued during matches at referees' discretion.
While the heat will be the biggest concern during the matches, showers are also possible. Any showers could briefly bring relief from the heat; however, playing conditions could quickly deteriorate if any downpours occur.
The third match of the day, taking place in Curitiba during the evening, will take place in the lowest temperatures of the World Cup thus far. Temperatures will be in only the low 50s F (11 C) with mostly cloudy skies and even some patchy drizzle.
More than 20 people have died after a landslide on Wednesday in Ambegaon village, Pune district of the Maharashtra state of India.
A pair of tropical threats will target areas from China and Taiwan to Guam this week.
A flesh-eating bacteria that thrives in warm seas has killed one person in Sarasota County, Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health.
A couple enjoying serene waters and lush landscapes as the perfect selfie background were shocked when a burst of lightning struck the trees behind them, erupting in a ball of fire.
Trouble is brewing for people with outdoor plans and travel along the Atlantic coast this weekend in the form of drenching rain and thunderstorms.
After comfortable and nice conditions for most of this week, Atlanta area residents can expect humidity to return for the weekend.
Moline, IL (1992)
11.40" of rain -- wettest July on record.
La Crosse, WI (1992)
August temperature only 68.0 degrees for month; coolest since July 1891.
New York City, NY (1996)
No 90 degree reading in Central Park in all of June and July - the first time on record this has happened.