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Rio 2016: Rain likely to dampen Olympic events each day this week

The 2016 Summer Olympics are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro.

After wind and rain forced delays and cancelations for multiple events on Sunday, weather will continue to have an impact this week.

On Sunday, high winds forced officials to postpone the rowing events to Monday. Winds will subside on Monday, but gusts could hit the 25 mph mark at times, AccuWeather Meteorologist Alan Reppert said.

Tennis play was also delayed on Sunday due to wind.

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In addition to windy conditions at the beginning of the week, light rain could fall over Rio each day through Friday.

The worst conditions will unfold on Tuesday with heavy rain likely at times, Reppert said.

"The heaviest precipitation will fall on Tuesday night and into Wednesday," he said. "Rio could receive up to a half inch of rain."

Rain could cause issues for several women's football matches on Tuesday, including the U.S. vs. Colombia.

Tuesday will also be the warmest day of the week as well. Highs could approach the 80-degree Fahrenheit mark (26 C).

While some rain could linger into Wednesday, highs will drop back into the mid-70s F (near 22 C).

By Thursday, winds will pick up again as rain falls over the region.

As beach volleyball preliminaries continue on Thursday, winds could make for less-than-ideal conditions.

Rio is predicted to mostly dry out by Friday, however, in time for the start of the track events.