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Today’s Forecast

79º | 7% chance of precipitation | Sunrise 6:54 a.m. | Sunset 6:08 p.m.

🌼 Spring is here
A dogwood tree growing over the Kansas City skyline
Spring (almost) in full bloom | Photo by @colleenolsen16
Spring is here. Well, at least it feels like it. The official first day of spring isn’t until Tuesday, March 19, but these warm temps are a great appetizer.

Curious what it will be like when spring really arrives? Lucky for us, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center lets us know what weather trends to expect for March, April, and May. While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what spring will bring.

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Looks like there’s a 50-50 chance we’ll have a normal spring.


Graph by NOAA


Kansas City is forecast to experience typical spring temperatures for the area, so go ahead and plan your park picnics now.


Our city is predicted to have extraordinary rainfall amounts for the season.


Our zone will not experience droughts during spring.

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Get ready for those April showers.


Graph by NOAA

More on March

Typically in Kansas City, March temperatures have an average high of 56° and an average low of 35°. This year will prove no exception, as March temps are expected to be an average of 43°. The month will kick off with flurries, be sprinkled with rainy periods, and end with colder temperatures.

All about April

In April, the average low and high temps are between 66° and 77°. Looks like all the April showers will be taken by March, as sunny skies are projected for the entire month.

Make memories in May

May temperatures average between 75° and 79°. Most days will be bright and sunny with some storms sprinkled in occasionally. That means this is the perfect month to plan your park picnics.
Which season is superior?

A. Spring
B. Summer
C. Fall
D. Winter
Tuesday, Feb. 27
  • Elizabeth Layton: Drawing as Discourse | Tuesday, Feb. 27-Sunday, July 28 | Times vary | Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | Free | View the Kansas native’s inquisitive drawings + lithographs thematically.
  • PoetryIs | Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 3-6 p.m. | The Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc., 1722 John Buck O’Neil Wy., KCMO | Join some of Kansas City’s best spoken word poets + storytellers as they let it all go at this lyrical literary experience.
Wednesday, Feb. 28
  • February Broadmoor Bistro | Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 6-9 p.m. | Broadmoor Bistro at The Center for Academic Achievement, 8200 W. 71st St., Overland Park, KS | $60 | Enjoy a five-course dinner and appetizers from the magical culinary mind of Chef Justin Carlisle.
  • History on Tap: “Early Kansas City Jazz & How It Changed American Music” | Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Shawnee Town Hall, 11600 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS | $8 | Local music legends Kent Rausch and Bryan Redmond will journey through history using stories and songs.
  • KC Craft Ramen x Shishimaru | Wednesday, Feb. 28-Sunday, March 3 | KC Craft Ramen, 6830 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS | $16.50 | Professional chefs from Nagoya, Japan bring their expertise and authentic flavors to metro tables for one week only.
Thursday, Feb. 29
  • Balancing PCOS | Thursday, Feb. 29 | 6-7 p.m. | 8340 Mission Rd. Ste. 237, Leawood, KS | $30 | Learn how to balance your PCOS through nutrition, manage your weight effectively, and boost your fertility.
  • The Mousetrap | Thursday, Feb. 29-Sunday, March 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., KCK | $0-$12 | Come see the world’s longest-running play, a classic whodunnit murder-mystery.
Friday, March 1
  • Joyce Yang Plays Tchaikovsky | Friday, March 1-Sunday, March 3 | Times vary | Kauffman Center, KCMO | With fiery technique and deep emotion, Joyce Yang brings Tchaikovsky’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 1 to life with alongside the Kansas City Symphony.
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News Notes
  • A portion of Olathe’s Historic Hoff Farm (1100 S. Woodland St.) will be re-birthed as a city park. Almost 17 acres was donated by descendants of the Hoff family, some of the area’s original pioneers. The new park will host a pond, walking trails, a playground + shelter. A timeline is TBA. (Johnson County Post)
  • Following fan concerns about parking, KC Current released a transportation plan detailing seven options for getting to and from the stadium. Among those are riding the city bus, biking, as well as walking one mile across the pedestrian bridge.
  • It’s home opener week for Sporting KC — which means it’s deals week for you. Now through Saturday, March 2, you can wear your Sporting gear or say the phrase “Go Sporting” to score in-store discounts. View deals + participating spots.
  • Cha-ching cha-Chiefs. The NFL raised the salary cap for the 2024 season to $255.4 million — a $30 million increase and the largest year-to-year increase in NFL history. The Chiefs now have about $28 million in cap space to spend on players. (FOX4)
  • By now you’ve no doubt heard the US landed on the moon again. But you may not have known that KC’s Burns & McDonnell had a part to play. The company recently built the headquarters and flame range test facility of Intuitive Machines (the company that made it to the moon). (Startland News)
Plan Ahead
  • Kinda. Plexpod’s Westport location (300 E. 39th St.) is closing as the biz did not renew its lease. The co-working space will be re-branded as The Offices at Park 39, complete with new staffing, landscaping + meeting room upgrades. Previous tenant agreements will be honored. A timeline is TBA. (Kansas City Business Journal)
Real Estate
  • Heads up, Kansas City: Midland Lofts is now leasing for Summer 2024 move-ins following the building’s historic renovation. The studio and one-bedroom apartment homes feature high-end modern finishes, starting under $1,000 per month. Learn more + schedule a hard hat tour.*
Plan Ahead
🐰 Here comes Peter Cottontail...
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Hippity hoppity...the Hop-Up Bar is on its way. | Photo by KC Wine Co.
On Friday, March 22, KC Wine Co. (13875 S. Gardner Rd., Olathe, KS) will launch its brand new, admission-free Easter Hop-Up Bar.

All big kids 21+ can hop over and hunt for cocktails like the cottontail mojito, buzzed bunny, and the white capri-sungria. The bar will be open through Sunday, April 7 (minus Easter Sunday, March 31).

Be sure to arrive bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, so you can take advantage of the pop-up’s plethora of Easter-themed photo ops.
The Buy
Something from Six & Main’s Brands That Give Back collection, so you can shop your favorite coffee, jewelry, cards, and tees all while knowing you’re supporting brands that make a difference. Causes include: animal rescue groups, local water based incentives, and national parks.
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