The sun is going to try to make up for being a Memorial Day no-show.

Summerlike weather will creep up on Western Washington beginning Wednesday, and some areas could hit 80 degrees Thursday.

Normal high temperatures here in late May and early June are in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Tuesday is what Steve Reedy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle, calls a “soupy” transition day before the clouds begin to clear out and the sun establishes itself Wednesday.

This spring has been only slightly damper than the last. The rainfall total at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is at a little more than 17 inches this year, compared with about 14 inches last year.

Being that this is spring in Seattle, the warmth won’t stick around for the weekend.

Clouds and showers will most likely return and cool things down throughout Western Washington this weekend, shifting temperatures back to the high 60s on Saturday and low 60s on Sunday, according to the weather service.

“It seems like Mother Nature has this backward, giving us the bad weather on the weekends and the good weather during the week,” Reedy said.

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