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As Group Play continues this week at venues across Russia, players and spectators at many of these matches will need to be prepared for adverse weather.
Rain, thunderstorms and heat could all affect play at various venues hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches in the coming days.
On Friday, rain is in the forecast for matches in Saint Petersburg and Kaliningrad, which could impact the matches and make for less than ideal conditions for spectators.
The third match of the day will take place in Volgograd where heat will be a concern early in the match and for anyone spending extended periods of time outdoors during the afternoon and early evening. The high temperature will hover near 33 C (91 F).
Matches scheduled to take place on Saturday in Moscow and Sochi will all be at risk for rainfall.
The match in Sochi may also be at risk for lightning delays.
A very warm start to the match is expected in Rostov-On-Don with a kick-off temperature near 30 C (86 F).
Dry weather is expected for each of the three scheduled matches for Sunday.
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A sweep of cooler air in the central United States will be preceded by disruptive downpours and locally strong thunderstorms into the start of the new week.
The devastating western United States wildfire season may only grow worse in the coming weeks as dousing rainfall remains months away.
Residents of southern Japan and South Korea are being put on alert for strengthening Typhoon Soulik to pose serious threats to lives and property Tuesday into Thursday.
In the distant footsteps of Hurricane Hector, Major Hurricane Lane is forecast to take a similar path just south of the Big Island of Hawaii next week.
Communities ravaged by flooding and residents tired of having outdoor plans spoiled in the northeastern United States will welcome some dry days during the coming week.
Some relief is on the way to the hard-hit Indian state of Kerala, where thousands have been rescued from the deadly flooding.
Residents across parts of the United Kingdom will want to keep wellies and brollies handy as Ernesto sweeps rain through this weekend.
Wet weather continued to wreak havoc across parts of the northeastern United States this week while a major bridge collapse killed dozens amid severe storms in Italy.