When the Alabama football team left Tuscaloosa on Friday morning, winter weather was moving in and the temperature was in the low 30s. When they stepped off the plane at the Tampa International Airport, the weather was about 40 degrees warmer and the sun peeked through the clouds.

Alabama arrived ahead of Clemson as both teams get set to make Florida home the next four days.  The Tide and Tigers will face each other on Monday night inside Raymond James Stadium in the College Football Playoff championship game.

Watch video from the tarmac as Alabama steps off the plane in front of fans and media.