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Forecast: Sunny today, showers possible Tuesday

After a sunny and 64-degree Monday, scattered showers will arrive early Tuesday morning and overspread much of the area during the day, according to the National Weather Service.

Rainfall will begin to end during the evening hours from west to east, the weather service said.

Cooler temperatures are expected Tuesday into the remainder of the work week, according to the weather service.

On Monday night, mainly after 4 a.m., there is a 40 percent chance of rain, according to the weather service. The low will be around 49.

Tuesday, a 50 percent chance of rain continues, the weather service said. There will be a high of 58.

On Tuesday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 47, according to the weather service.

Wednesday’s weather will be mostly sunny with a high of 59, the weather service said. The west northwest wind will be 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday night, temperatures will drop to 38 degrees, according to the weather service.

Saturday events

Harlem Book Fair coming to KCK today
Two community advocacy organizations are joining to bring the Harlem Book Fair to Kansas City, Kan., today to promote literacy and cross-cultural dialogue. The Kansas City, Kan., NAACP and El Centro, which are African-American and Hispanic community advocacy organizations, the Harlem Book Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Reardon Civic Center, 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. The day-long event will feature nationally acclaimed writers and community-based Kansas City authors and artists in author readings, music, children’s storytelling, and art presentations. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, see

Westheight neighborhood to hold centennial celebration today
The Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association will hold a centennial celebration for the neighborhood from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in a park area near 22nd Street and Washington Boulevard, Kansas City, Kan. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., at the entrance of Westheight, will hold an open house from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. In case of inclement weather, the entire celebration will be held at St. Paul’s. For more information, see

Great Midwest Balloon Fest today at Bonner Springs
The Great Midwest Balloon Fest continues from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The family-friendly event also will include tethered rides scheduled from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Balloon Fest also has a children’s area and a beer garden with live music. A festival area includes a carnival during festival hours Friday and Saturday, as well as from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Hay rides, train rides, kite flying, arts and crafts, bounce houses, a Halloween costume contest, and a pie eating contest also are planned. For more information, see

Ballpark to be site of Beerfest Saturday
CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan., will be the site of the second annual Beerfest at the Ballpark from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The benefit event will be presented by Baron Contracting. Adults 21 and older who attend may sample more than 150 craft beers. There will be a disc jockey and music at the event. For more information see Tickets will be $40 each. Anyone under 21 will not be allowed into the event.

Halloween bat box craft program planned
Make a Halloween bat box at a craft program from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library youth services storytime-craft room, 635 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program is for children ages 4 to 12. The item will be a cookie holder. All materials are provided. Registration is required in advance to 913-279-2216.

Trunk or Treat to be today
A Trunk or Treat will be held today at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds, 1300 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. Admission is $5 per child 2 years old and older. Hay rides, games, a haunted petting zoo and hot dogs around a fire pit are planned.

Turner Community Library to be part of Halloween event today
The Turner Recreation Center will hold a Spooktacular event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The library at 831 S. 55th will participate. There will be games, costumes and a haunted house. The library will have games. Most of the recreation center’s games will cost 50 cents each; events and games in the library will be free. For more information call the library at 913-596-1404 or the recreation center at 913-287-2111.

Strawberry Hill Museum open on weekends
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., is open on the weekends. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The admission charge is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. Special tours are available during the week for groups of 20 or more by calling 913-721-0081. The museum’s tea room is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday and Sunday of each month. For more information, visit

Wyandotte County Museum open
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. The current exhibit is about the 75th anniversary of the B-25 and the bomber builders in Kansas City, Kan. For more information visit the website or call 913-573-5002.