Struggling w/ OpenWeatherAPI

PROGRESS UPDATE:

I now have the API making the right call to the URL with https://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather?[]&[] including appid and setting q to optional.

The next hurdle appears to be getting the city in a text box that only appears after the API call has been made and q has been set to the user input.

I plan on taking a tip from another topic on this forum: Search box and external API, but if anyone wants to step in and provide info regarding the dynamic q so that the call will return the data, that’d be great.