Officially, the Memorial Day weekend that arrives a few days from now is the start of summer but the heat of summer, along with afternoon thunderstorms, is already on us.

A brief break in the storm pattern on Wednesday, then a return to afternoon rain on Thursday and then a possible break over the Memorial Day weekend.

Here’s an ode to Summer, featuring shots from previous summers and Brian Setzer and the Stray Cats giving us some of Eddie Cochran’s iconic “Summertime Blues.”

Summer is here and a full schedule awaits us over Memorial Day.