Wednesday marks the the first official day of spring. Historically, spring’s beginning has been considered as a time of rebirth. Many holidays occur near the start of spring to celebrate that rebirth, such as Easter and Passover. It also means we’re closer to events like Tulip Time and the Knoxville Raceway season. Spring officially begins at 6:04am on Wednesday. The next few months are expected to be warmer than normal, with average precipitation.