Dreary drizzle that has plagued Seattle all June will take a break Wednesday for the first day of summer.
Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, with the season officially beginning at 4:09 p.m.
The highs around Seattle should be in the low 70s, with places like North Bend and Issaquah hitting the mid 70s, and even warmer temperatures upwards of 76 around Olympia.
Summer will stick around for at least Thursday, but Friday marks the return of those pesky sprinkles. Showers will continue to be spotty through the weekend.
According to data compiled by the University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences, 1.85 inches of rain has fallen in Seattle in June, compared to a little more than 2 inches of rain during the entire month of May.
If you're keeping score, the East Coast is caught in the grips of a heatwave, with near triple digits temperatures in places like New York and Philadelphia -- but that stifling humidity will make it feel even hotter.
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KING 5 Meteorologist Jim Guy and the Associated Press contributed to this report.