Although no heavy rainfall is expected for any of the three scheduled World Cup Matches on Thursday, showers can still dampen the field at times.
The greatest threat for rainfall on Thursday will be during the Uruguay and England match in Sao Paulo. Cloudy skies and cool air are also on tap for this match, a stark contrast for both teams that played their first matches in muggy northern Brazil locations.
Showers could also dampen the match between Greece and Japan, set to take place during the evening in Natal. A soaking rain fell over the area Wednesday night but rainfall will become showery during the day Thursday.
Heavy rain produced flooding late last week in the Natal area; however, with lighter rainfall on tap for Thursday, no flooding is expected.
The third match of the day, taking place during the early afternoon in Brasilia, is expected to be rain-free with seasonable temperatures as Colombia battles Ivory Coast.
A train of storms will slam into the Northwest United States well into next week and perhaps through much of December.
Downpours will continue the threat for flooding across parts of southern India this week.
Tens of thousands will gather in rainy and mild conditions at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, for the 83rd annual Christmas tree lighting.
Rain will spread across much of the Eastern states into the second day of December 2015.
Snow will linger across parts of the northern Plains to the Upper Midwest as December begins.
Following several days of dry weather, a weak area frontal boundary will bring rainfall to northern France Thursday night into Friday.
Casper, NY (1982)
22" of snow. 4" shy of the record for all of December.
Dubuque, IA (1985)
Blizzard-like conditions brought an all time record 18.6 inches of snow.
Alta, Utah (1951)
64.0" snow, greatest single snowstorm in state's history (2nd-7th).