This Tuesday is the arrival of the summer solstice - the official start of Summer. But it's a little hard to imagine as we look out at a cool, cloudy day.

However, the weather will be sunnier in time for the last weekend of Spring.

Countdown to summer

Saturday will be partly sunny and temperatures will gradually warm up into the upper 60s and low 70s - exactly where our highs should be this time of the year. We do get brushed by a weak front later Saturday, but it's headed mostly into British Columbia and should only give us clouds and maybe a few sprinkles or light showers Saturday night and early Sunday.

Then on Sunday, the sun comes out and temperatures will warm into the low to mid 70s for Father's Day afternoon!

"I'm going to put our high at about 74. Mix of clouds and sun. Overall picture perfect. There could be a couple raindrops if you're going to the mountains or anything like that," adds KING 5 Meteorologist Jordan Steele.

As we head back to work on Monday - the last day of Spring - we should see even more sun and highs in the mid to maybe upper 70s!

The extended forecast

Tuesday onward it looks like we may settle into a normal June pattern with stronger onshore winds bringing in a deck of marine clouds at night burning back to sunshine in the afternoons with highs around 70!