Will the weather be a home run for spring training this week?

Spring training begins this week in Palm Beach County with not one, but two ballparks welcoming teams and visitors to mostly sunny skies, but some chances of storms as a cold front pushes through Wednesday.

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The Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins call Palm Beach County home during spring training and Mother Nature seems content on providing mostly mellow weather.

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Pitchers and catchers report today to Roger Dean Stadium where temperatures will reach into the low 80s with a 30 percent chance of rain.

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Warmer temperatures are expected Wednesday, with the mercury reaching into the mid-80s. But a cold front forecast late Wednesday could churn up some thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

“At this point, it looks like there could be some scattered showers and maybe a rumble of thunder or two, but that’s still uncertain,” said Ian Lee, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami about Wednesday’s front. “We could see potentially record warm temperatures Wednesday, then we’ll trend back to more seasonal temperatures, but be back in the 80s for the weekend.”

The weekend front, which should move through Saturday into Sunday, is the best chance for widespread showers in Palm Beach County, Lee said.

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The Storm Prediction Center has areas just north of Palm Beach County under a marginal threat for severe weather on Wednesday. That could change throughout today as forecasters get a better handle on the system headed this way.

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Wednesday forecast from the Storm Prediction Center

Here’s what the rest of the week looks like:

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