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🌷 Warm up to spring
A blooming tree with the capitol in the background.
We’re taking a look at what the warmer season may bring. | Photo by @darienphotography_nashville
 
We know the question on your mind, Music City — when’s it going to get warm again? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city 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.

Reminder: The first day of spring is on Monday, March 20.

A color-coded graphic of the US showcasing seasonal precipitation probabilities.

Here’s what you can expect this spring.

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Graphic via NOAA

🌡️ Temperature

Think warm. This spring, Nashville has a 33-40% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.

🌨️ Precipitation

Expect slightly more precipitation. Nashville has a 40-50% chance of seeing higher than average rainfall amounts this spring.

More on March

Typically in Nashville, March’s temperatures fluctuate between an average low of 41.5° and an average high of 58.6°, but expect to see more of those near-60° days. Pro tip: March has an average daily maximum UV index of 4, so don’t slack on the sunscreen.

All about April

In April, the average high and low temps are between 69.3° and 50.7°. Temperatures are warm and the average sunshine per day is nearly nine hours, so plan for a stroll around Radnor Lake with a matcha green tea latte from The Well Coffeehouse in hand. Did you know? April is the last month it regularly snows in Nashville. On average, there’s only 0.3 snowfall days — bring on pretty spring colors.

Make memories in May

Historically, average highs in May increase ~9° to 78.1°, with an average low of 59.5°. It also sees about three more days of rainfall than April and an increase in humidity — make sure you bring your pocket-sized fans to First Horizon Park for Nashville Sounds games.
 
Asked
 
The most wonderful time of year to get out and explore the city is…

A. Spring
B. Summer
C. Fall
D. Winter
 
 
Events
 

Today, March 16
Friday, March 17
  • Puckett’s Boys & Girls Club Giveback Breakfast | Friday, March 17 | 7-11 a.m. | Puckett’s, 500 Church St. | Cost of purchase | Puckett’s will be donating 25% of all breakfast sales to the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee — valid at the Nashville and Franklin locations.
  • St. Patrick’s Day with Jameson | Friday, March 17 | 4 p.m. | W Nashville, 300 12th Ave. S. | Cost of purchase | Head to the hotel’s rooftop bar for giveaways, cocktail specials, and music.
Saturday, March 18
  • 100 Taylor Arts Market | Saturday, March 18 | 4-9 p.m. | 100 Taylor Arts Market, 100 Taylor St. | Cost of purchase | Shop from 50+ local artists while enjoying live music and other family fun.
  • Heaven’s Door Whiskey Tasting Dinner | Saturday, March 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Hard Rock Cafe Nashville, 100 Broadway | $90 | The whiskey brand co-created by Bob Dylan is hosting a four-course dinner — guests will be greeted with a “Mr. Tambourine Man” welcome cocktail.
Sunday, March 19
  • Sit and Sew | Sunday, March 19 | 1 p.m. | Make Nashville Makerspace, 620B Davidson St. | $5 | Meet others who like to sew and help one another with sewing projects.
Monday, March 20
  • Alex Belew Pop-Up | Monday, March 20 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Bastion, 434 Houston St., Ste. 110 | $150 | Enjoy a seven-course dinner with “Hell’s Kitchen” Season 21 winner Alex Belew.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.

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News Notes
 

Weather
  • 66º | Mostly cloudy | 2% chance of rain
Development
  • Metro permits indicate Hal’s The Steakhouse will operate at the tri-branded Marriott Hotel tower off of Rep. John L. Lewis Way. No opening date has been announced, but the restaurant enforces a strict dress code and serves a New Orleans-inspired menu. (Nashville Post)
  • Fair Board Commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of renovating Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, updates that could include a 30,000-seat stadium. The proposal now moves on to the Metropolitan Sports Authority and Metro Council for approval. (WSMV)
Sports
  • Vanderbilt men’s basketball will face off against Michigan with a home court advantage for Round 2 of the NIT. Tickets are on sale now for the 11 a.m. game on Saturday, March 18.
Coming Soon
  • Sinatra Bar & Lounge is set to open in Printers Alley’s Southern Turf building on Saturday, April 15. Patrons can expect traditional Italian dishes and steaks, as well as an atmosphere paying homage to the late singer and actor.
  • Luxury apparel, accessory, and fragrance retailer Marc Jacobs will establish its first Tennessee location at the Mall at Green Hills this fall. The store will take the space formerly occupied by Sarah Flint, which is adjacent from Nordstrom. (Nashville Post)
Show
  • Zanies keeps its 40th anniversary celebration going by bringing “Comedy Allstars” to the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, April 19 as part of the 2023 Nashville Comedy Festival — stay tuned for the lineup. Tickets are on sale now.
Edu
  • Belmont University earned the 2023-2024 Silver Military Friendly® School designation, the university’s ninth year of recognition. In fall 2022, 316 veteran and military-affiliated students were attending Belmont. View this year’s list.
Plan Ahead
  • Movies on Tap returns to Jackalope Brewing Co. on Sunday, April 2 with a showing of “The Sandlot.” The series includes all-you-can-drink beers during the selected movie and free popcorn. Individual tickets are on sale, as well as season passes for all six screenings.
Vote
  • We’re looking to you to help determine Nashville’s best burger. Remember to cast your vote in our survey before Monday, March 20 + tune in for the next round in our Tuesday, March 21 newsletter.
Tech
  • Looking for a new laptop that checks all the boxes without breaking the bank? Enter: the Acer Chromebook 311. This lightweight laptop is decked out with all the essential Google apps — like Google Chrome and Google Calendar — it’s quiet, and it has up to 10 hours of battery life.
 
 
Outdoors
 
This is not a drill
Jane magnolias in bloom in a Nashville neighborhood will a We Go bus passing by in the background.
Whether you want to get outside more or volunteer in your community, consider this tool to get started. | Photo by @nashville_loves_trees
 
We told you about the city’s Adopt-a-Street program a few months ago, but here’s another free tool you may not know about.

Second Harvest Food Bank, Tractor Supply, and the Metro Beautification and Environment Commission partnered to create a tool lending program (think: cultivators, hoes, rakes, shears, and more). Pro tip: With the first day of spring right around the corner — Monday, March 20 — it might be a good idea to get those reservation forms in.

How it works

  • Submit your waiver and reservation form.
  • After your pick-up day and time is confirmed, you’ll head to the Nashville Department of Transportation Warehouse (750 S. 5th St.) to collect the tools.

What to know

  • Tools can be checked out by groups working to produce healthy food for donating to community members in need or city beautification and/or improvement projects.
  • Pickups and returns are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
 
The Wrap
 
Skylar Today’s Edition By:
Skylar Webb
From the Editor
Metro Planning has relaunched the city’s redistricting website. Though the website isn’t extensively built out, bookmark the page to stay-up-to-date with any changes, as well as opportunities to provide community input.
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