Weather Eye: We haven't quite reached summer, but it's coming

By Patrick Timm, Columbian weather columnist

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How many of you liked the weather Saturday? Too cool? Tool cloudy? No rain? Well, no matter what you liked or didn't like we have more of it coming our way. Except we add the rain part or at least a chance of showers all week into the weekend.

Highs as of 5 p.m. Saturday never cracked the 70-degree mark — officially, that is. If one believes the computer forecast guidance, we may not see 70 degrees or higher until Friday.

Below-average highs and scattered showers are in the offing. No peek at real summer weather just yet. I'm still thinking it will be next week, when June rolls in, when we return to much warmer and drier conditions.

At least Saturday wasn't as humid as Thursday and Friday. Thursday, especially, was a bit stifling. The temperature didn't drop below 70 degrees until near midnight. Humidity was well above normal combined with the warm temperatures for us.

Saturday was good weather for baseball and yard work but perhaps not so good for sun bathing and swimming. And for the latter, it was good because perhaps it prevented a bad case of sunburn.

No worry on our monthly rainfall. Vancouver is running about two-tenths of an inch above average. And with scattered showers later today and Monday we could add upward of another quarter inch or so.

We are about 2 degrees above normal on the average mean temperature. With cool weather this week we may even that out.

Enjoy the weather this week. Happy Memorial Day.

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.