Baseball is back! Today is the first day of Spring Training games for Major League Baseball. Six games will be played this afternoon. Four Grapefruit League contests are scheduled in Florida, with two Cactus League games in Arizona. A full slate of games are ahead for all 30 teams this weekend.
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Warm temperatures are expected in Florida with first pitch readings near 80 degrees for 1 p.m. games. Readings will drop into the 70s later this afternoon and evening for the solo night Grapefruit League game.
Lots of sun will be found across the Sunshine State, with only a few clouds. A light sea breeze will develop in the afternoon along both coasts, but no precipitation is expect.
Good luck finding many clouds in Arizona today. High pressure will dominate the weather across the Southwest bringing bright sunshine.
Seasonal temperatures will be found for the Cactus League games this afternoon. Temperatures will be in the 60s; perfect for both playing and watching the games.
Regular season baseball games start in a little over a month, in early April.
— MLB (@MLB) February 24, 2017
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels