Brief Shower Possible for US World Cup Match

By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
July 1, 2014; 8:18 PM ET
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The World Cup action is heating up in the Round of 16 play as the United States is set to face Belgium on Tuesday.

While a soaking rain -- similar to what occurred prior to the match in Recife on Thursday -- is not expected leading up to the match, a shower or brief downpour is still possible.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists will be closely monitoring the weather forecast for the big match Tuesday, as the weather in this part of Brazil can quickly change from dry and sunny to a downpour in minutes.

At this time, AccuWeather.com meteorologists expect sunshine to mix with clouds during the afternoon with an increased threat for showers by the evening. Any of these showers can produce brief downpours which may impact the match.

While play should not be interrupted, any rainfall, especially a downpour, could impact the strategies and outcome of the match.

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The greatest threat of a steady rainfall will hold off until later Tuesday night, after the match has ended.

If the showers pass by Salvador during the match, the weather will still have an impact as the combination of heat and humidity will prove daunting for the players involved.

Temperatures will be near 80 F (27 C) during the match and combined with high dew points, it will feel it is near 90 F (32 C), early in the match before cooling off slightly during the second half.

For those in the United States looking to watch the game outdoors, many of the nation's major cities hosting outdoor viewings of the World Cup will be dry on Tuesday.

In the West, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle will all have sunny skies, ideal conditions for those watching the game. However, Seattle may be a bit steamy for those outdoors as high temperatures are expected to hover in the mid-80s.

Heading east, viewers in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., should all experience dry weather will partly cloudy skies overhead.

However, Cincinnati and Miami soccer enthusiasts may not be able to watch the game at outdoor venues, as thunderstorms will threaten both cities into the evening hours.

As always, AccuWeather.com will keep you updated with the latest weather information involving the matches of the World Cup in Brazil.

Thumbnail Image: The United States team surrounds John Brooks after he scored his side's second goal to defeat Ghana 2-1 during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Rob Richards contributed to this story.

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