April ended on a cool and somewhat damp note Monday with highs way below average, only in the mid- to upper 50s around Clark County. As much as I love April, my birthday month, I am glad to see it go. Those cool and wet days were a little much.Today is May Day, and in ancient times, May 1 was considered the first day of summer while the actual summer solstice on June 21 was considered midsummer. Regardless, there are many celebrations today around the world in many countries.It appears we get to warm up and dry out again Wednesday through Friday. There is a forecasted upper-level low in the atmosphere that will infringe on our activities over the weekend. However, it is still up in the air if and how much rain will fall. Most likely there will be varying amounts of clouds and sunshine, and highs in the 60s. Maybe showers over the Cascades and coastal mountains.Meanwhile, enjoy the few days of summerlike weather this week. April was a little wetter than normal and only slightly warmer than average, but not by much. It seemed like a cool and wet month, maybe because we got most of the rain in a short period. When it rains it pours, it seems? April is a spring month, yet winter retreats reluctantly.May can be a majestic month, sometimes less cloudy than June. There’s early warmth thanks to longer days and the weakening of weather systems generated in the Gulf of Alaska; foliage and flowers burst with greenery and color. It is a wonderful time of the year. Can’t you smell the lilacs?Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him athttp://patricktimm.com. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.