Seattle skipping spring, going right to summer?

Seattle skipping spring, going right to summer?
SEATTLE -- It's been frequently spring like all winter, but does this mean we should expect it to be summer-like all spring?

Probably not overall, but Day 1 of spring is sure looking a lot more like we're closer to summer than winter.

As a strong ridge of high pressure builds in, Saturday is shaping up to be another sunny day as spring begins at 10:32 a.m. But now, we'll toss in an added bonus of some warm, easterly winds that will help boost temperatures even farther.

How far? Expected high temperatures are in the upper 60s around Seattle, while spots close to the Cascade foothills could nudge or even cross 70 degrees. To put that in perspective, a high of 67 would be the warmest day since Sept. 27, and is the normal high temperature for early June.

But get out there and enjoy it as this is a quick summer preview. Another area of low pressure brings rain on Sunday and into Monday, with highs on Monday a good 15-20 degrees cooler.

The cool, showery weather pattern holds in general through next week. So sun fans, let's just hope that doesn't mean it's going to be autumn-like all summer long :)