It's June 19th and I'm wearing a sweater. There have been a few warm days, but so far it has been a very mild spring. Tomorrow, June 20th, marks the first official day of summer. Will it ever warm up?

We may wish we didn't ask.

The Farmer's Almanac is predicting a hot and dry summer in the northwest with little in the way of precipitation. Above normal temperatures are predicted for much of the country, mainly for the Rockies and Great Plains.

The Weather Channel's outlook for early summer calls for above average warmth, although as we head into another El Nino event, it could mean cooler temperatures in the west.

From my experience, temperatures seem much cooler than they have in previous years.The short term forecast is calling for highs in the mid 60's today, but we'll climb into the low 90's by Thursday. I guess, as with any kind of long-range weather prediction, we'll just have to wait and see what summer brings when it arrives tomorrow.