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    Sun to shine on MLB Spring Training in Florida, Arizona this weekend

    By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
    February 24, 2018, 5:32:15 AM EST

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    Sun shines as the New York Mets practice in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo/Tom Loebig)


    Warmth will persist in Florida, while cool conditions are projected to prevail in Arizona along with sunshine for Major League Baseball Spring Training games through Sunday.

    Fans heading to games in Florida and Arizona should not have to worry about rain delays or postponements.

    Sunglasses will be needed at venues in both Florida and Arizona as games are likely to be played in sunny/clear conditions.

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    There are expected to be substantial temperature differences, however.

    Conditions are forecast to be be so warm in Florida that record high temperatures set as far back as the middle 1900s will be challenged.

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    Fans may be most comfortable in shorts and short-sleeves, as highs over the Florida Peninsula will be well into the 80s F.

    Meanwhile, much cooler conditions are in store for Arizona.

    Temperatures over much of Arizona are projected to be 10-15 degrees below average this weekend. Highs will range from the upper 50s to the lower 60s.

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    Temperatures will plummet through the 50s and 40s in the dry air at night. Early morning lows will be near frosty levels in the 30s.

    People who mind the cool conditions may want to wear a jacket and long-sleeved pants and shirts.


    Considering the weather pattern of the middle of this week, temperatures in many cities in the Northeast and Midwest were warmer than that of Arizona. However, that will not be the case this weekend with cooler air and rainy conditions forecast to occur in both northern areas.

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